Hopkinton Historical Society

Marathon Art & Artifact Sale

Hopkinton Historical Society offers Marathon Artwork 

Prints by Davison Welch and our commemorative medallion will be sold at our booth on the Town Common 11 am-3 pm Saturday & Sunday (4/13-4/14). In-person sales only by cash, check or e-payment via Square©. On Monday (4/15), our booth will be across from the Center School at 8 Park St.

About the Artist: Davison Welch was a life-long Hopkinton resident (1920-2014) beloved for his paintings of Hopkinton, the Marathon and the Red Sox. In High School, Davison was a baseball pitcher. He began sketching during the Depression. This interest became his career after studying at the Art Institute of Boston. Artist Welch was a gunnery instructor in the Army Air Corps during World War II when his skills became useful drawing enemy bombers. After the war he worked as a commercial artist and graphic designer, eventually retiring in 1975. He could be seen often in Town including the annual Polyarts Festival on the Common. Davison’s art lives on in the homes and businesses in Hopkinton.
But wait! We shall also sell commemorative medallions for runners, family and friends. Please read on.
Boston Marathon Keepsake Ornament
As a fundraising initiative, the Hopkinton Historical Society is now selling Boston Marathon Keepsake Ornaments that can be custom engraved to recognize your favorite marathon runner.  The ornament (shown below) recognizes the historical contribution that the Boston Marathon has made to the Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts (the starting line of the Boston Marathon).  The front of the ornament includes a historical photograph of the Boston Marathon in 1938, and the reverse side of the ornament can be engraved with the runner’s name, the year they ran the Boston Marathon, and their official finish time (we can look this up for you).
The keepsake ornament measures 3 inches wide and 2.25 inches tall, and it will be mailed to you or to your intended recipient in a decorative box to preserve the ornament for years to come.  What a great holiday gift or memento for those who competed in the world’s most prestigious annual marathon event!
The cost of the keepsake ornament is $30.00 (including the engraving) plus a shipping and handling charge of $3.00 (in the US) and $10.00 (outside the U.S.).  To order an ornament, just print out and complete the Boston Marathon Keepsake Ornament Order Form  and mail the form with your check to the Hopkinton Historical Society, P.O. Box 423, Hopkinton, MA 01748. If engraving is desired, please add $3.00 on orders received later than May 15.  For questions about the keepsake ornaments, please leave a message at the Historical Society office (508) 435-4502 or send an email at  hissochopma@gmail.com.
All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will support the work of the Hopkinton Historical Society.