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Hello all, and happy spring! Today the sun is shining, a good day to work outside! One week from today, Thursday, May 4th, we will meet for some "Chowder and Chatter" ! This is the 18th time we have held this event, first suggested by Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Misiewicz and generously funded by Lee and Kevin Williams. The event is held in the Colonial Room at Southeastern Regional High School 250 Foundry Street, South Easton. The time to meet is 6 p.m. Dinner consists of delicious chowder, clam fritters, cornbread, and coffee and deserts, all prepared by the students in Southeastern's Culinary Program. Following the dinner, we will have a panel discussion with key people who led the movemen

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Greetings from historic Easton! The annual multi-church Sunrise Service (6 a.m.!) at Sheep Pasture (former estate of Oliver Ames at Main and Washington Streets, now the NRT) was beautiful as I overlooked the grounds from the "foundation" of the former home. The view from there looks out over a rolling meadow through which the brook gently flows. The area abounds with wildlife and all kinds of birds. It must have been wonderful to wake each morning in the mansion and see such natural beauty. I want to bring to your attention a book that has recently been published about the Strand Theatre fire. The Strand, originally opened in March 1916, was the largest of several well known Brockton theatr

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A spring hello to all of our fellow history lovers! Patriots’ Day will soon be upon us. So who were Easton’s Patriots? When word came that war had begun with the battle at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, Easton’s two militia companies responded. (The scent of war was so strong that just a few weeks earlier, at a Town Meeting held on April 3, 1775, the Town voted to raise fifty men (25 from each of the two Militia Companies) as “minute men” and to allow payment for any service they gave.) The East Company, commanded by Captain Abiel Mitchell, sent 47 men towards Boston along the old Boston Turnpike, now Route 138. The West Company, commanded by Captain Macy Williams, sent 50 men

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Hello history lovers! I hope this finds you staying high and dry! We are in the midst of lots of April showers, the streams are running very high and quite fast. I can even hear the old Poquanticut Brook behind my house rushing through the woods on its way to New Pond. Our monthly open house is this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Society Museum, the former Old Colony Railroad Station. I am choosing some really interesting items and papers for you to discover, items that are rarely on exhibit. One such item may be five hundred years old! Another is certainly three hundred years old. I have included a variety of papers with interesting signatures, some contain old Easton names, and another

Chowder and Chatter Event

Greetings all! Our 18th annual "Chowder and Chatter" evening is coming soon! The evening will be held on May 4th at 6 p.m., at Southeastern Regional High School, 250 Foundry Street, South Easton (Route 106). Join us in the Colonial Room for a delicious meal of hot chowder, clam fritters, corn bread, coffee, and of course desert! The delicious meal will be followed by a panel discussion that will focus on the Ames Shovel Works and Beacon Communities LLC. Mr. David Ames will direct this portion of the evening. The Ames Shovel Works has been developed very successfully into housing that retains the industrial and historical flavor of the site, and it is a nationwide model for the successful red

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