Lydia Maria Child resided in Wayland during the mid-nineteenth century and is known as a national heroine for her tireless work as an abolitionist, women’s rights activist, equality and human rights activist, novelist, and journalist. She is also known for her famous poem, “Over the River and Through the Wood,” and remembered as having been a loving friend and neighbor.
The Wayland Public Ceremonies Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Lydia Maria Child Award. This honor is bestowed annually upon a Wayland resident, local group, local volunteer organization, or employee of the Town of Wayland in recognition for their active volunteer leadership in the betterment of our community’s quality of life or in serving the important needs of our townspeople. This award may also be bestowed posthumously.
The Public Ceremonies Committee invites all Wayland residents to offer nominations for this honor. Prior nominations are carried forward and need not be resubmitted for reconsideration. The winner will be announced at Wayland’s Annual Town Meeting.
The deadline for consideration is Friday, March 29, 2024. Submissions are limited to 500 words or less and must include your contact information. Please submit your 2024 Lydia Maria Child Award nomination by mail or e-mail to:
Wayland Public Ceremonies Committee
103 East Plain Street
Wayland, MA 01778