Lyman Estate welcomes Waltham’s Ugandan community

May 9, 2018

On May 8, approximately 100 people attended Welcoming Waltham’s New Ugandan Community at the Lyman Estate.

Historic New England worked with African Cultural Services,  St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Uganda, Ugandan Catholic Community of Boston, and Waltham Historical Society to organize the event.

Guests toured the mansion and greenhouses, enjoyed food provided by Karibu Restaurant, listened to Godfrey Muwuulya play an African harp, saw a dance performance by children from African Cultural Services, and had a chance to get to know neighbors and meet new friends. Radio Uganda Boston provided the music and generously donated the use of their equipment during the event.

Event organizers Jeremy Hagger, Juliet Jajjumba, the Rev. Christine Nakyeyune, Hamidah Halwoga, Geoffrey Simple, and Father Micheal Ssenfuma all participated is a discussion about life in Waltham and the resources available to the Ugandan community. Other special guests included Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy and the Hon. Kato Kajjubi, a representative from the Buganda Kabaka’s Kingdom.