North Easton Grammar School

Greetings from a very sunny Easton! One look out of the windows here at the Museum reveals a beautiful cool but sunny day here, very different from the past two days of cold wind and rain. Last week the Metro South Chamber of Commerce and Douglas A. King Builders, Inc. held a Business After Hours event that celebrated two special anniversaries - the 100th anniversary of the North Easton Grammar School, and the 50th anniversary of Douglas A. King Builders, Inc. The event was held at North Easton Grammar School which has been owned by Douglas A. King Builders, Inc. for close to 20 years. Today the former school houses a number of professional businesses and office space, and is both an impo

A Very Special Birthday

Hello all, and greetings from historic Easton! The weather is a bit damp today, but that has not dampened our enthusiasm for something historic! Please read the following prepared by Hazel Varella: Veronica E. Honahan Carter Veronica Carter is 109---this is not a misprint!! She was born January 21, 1908, in West Lynn, Massachusetts, the oldest of the five children of Robert E. and Mary T. Honahan. When she was in the third grade of St. Patrick’s School, her family moved to Walpole. Graduating from Walpole High School in 1925, she entered Salem Normal School specializing in Business and graduated in 1929. She began her teaching career in Huntington teaching commercial subjects, advising

Clover Club

Happy Wednesday to all! A stormy and cold weekend has given way to a day of warmth and lots of snow melting. The Society recently received from the Clover Club the Easton Throws, and now the Easton Tote Bags. Here is some information about the Clover Club that was written by Hazel Varella. The Society is proud to be chosen to carry on the Clover Club tradition of offering a scholarship to Easton students from the proceeds of the sales of the throws and the tote bags. Please read on: The Easton Historical Society assumed the tradition in 2016 that had been started in 1933 by the Clover Club of Easton of awarding a scholarship to an Oliver Ames High School graduate and the Club had continu

Historic Happenings!

Greetings! Here are a few items to whet your historic palates: Ethel Anderson Celebrates 100th Birthday Ethel Augusta Anderson was born on January 6, 1917 in North Easton from parents born in Sweden. She is one of three sisters, the others being Agda and Agnes. She lived at 118 Center Street for most of her life until she was no longer able to care for herself and moved to Life Care Center in West Bridgewater in 2014 where she currently resides. Out of concern for World War 1 her mother took her at an early age to Sweden, returning at age 4 and speaking only Swedish. She graduated from Oliver Ames HS in 1933 and the Goddard Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. She trained at the Goddard Hos

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