Lydia Ogilby, Belmont’s Grande Dame, Dead at 98

Photo: An image of Ogilby at Richardson Farm The old John Bright house (c. 1790), on Washington Street at the confluence of Grove, Blanchard, and Bright is quiet as the grande dame of Belmont, Lydia Richardson (Phippen) Ogilby, died on Friday, Nov. 1 in the home she called home for more most of her life. […]

Discover Rock Meadow With Belmont Historical Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 PM

Photo: Rock Meadow Conservation Land The Belmont Historical Society invites the public to explore one of Belmont’s great open spaces with a Walking Tour of Rock Meadow this Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. The walk is free and open to the public. Learning about the history of Rock Meadow by walking the conservation land […]

The Belmont Historical Society: “Frederick Law Olmsted, Passages in the Life of an Unpractical Man

The Belmont Historical Society Presents “Frederick Law Olmsted, Passages in the Life of an Unpractical Man,” a one-man play by Gerry Wright. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) had a multi-faceted career as a journalist […]

Belmont Historical Society presents ‘The Belmont Uplands: A History of Changing Use of Land and Water’

 The Belmont Historical Society presents an illustrated history by Anne-Marie Lambert; “The Belmont Uplands: A History of the Changing Use of Land and Water,” on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The Belmont Uplands’ transition from marsh island, to farm, to forest tells a local story of changing boundaries between nature and […]