Greetings From the Museum

We are in the midst of graduation time. Stonehill College graduated last weekend, and OA graduates on June 4th at Frothingham Park (as long as the weather permits!). I thought a look back at some of the older Eastoners might be interesting. I was reading through the April 1928 edition (there were several editions of the Eastoner then, which featured a number of literary articles). I want to share with you a few notes from the OAHS Alumni report that was featured. Do you wonder whatever happened to so and so after graduation? I do. Here is the alumni report from 1928, which is small but interesting to see where some of our graduates went. Perhaps you will recognize a few of these grad

Weekly Update

Greetings one and all! The Society has been a busy place now that the weather is cooperating. Yesterday I had a group of four visitors walk in. One was from Ireland, one from Bermuda, and the other two local residents who were showing them around town. They visited for about an hour. While discussing the Irish workers in Easton, I mentioned that Lincoln Street was once called McCroon Street by the locals. The visitor from Ireland immediately surprised me with "That is County Cork" as she recognized the name. What a nice moment that was, finding a connection to the the origin of one of our old town names! Our Annual Meeting will be held this Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Oakes Ames Memorial Hal

Weekly Update

Hello history lovers and car buffs! Last year we were very fortunate to have a visit with the 1907 Morse Car. Thanks to the generosity of the current owner and Dr. Stan Moody, whose family restored in the 1960's, the car stopped at the Society and Museum while it was on the way to a special showing in Rhode Island. The car, which is in a private collection in New Jersey, is a marvel of engineering. While it was here we took a number of photos. However, due to the size of the files, I can only attach a few for you to look at. I hope to have more on our website in the near future so you can get a good look at this remarkable machine. The company that the Morse family ran when the car was

Weekly Update

Greeting fellow history lovers! The good weather here has already brought out many visitors. People are so excited to come by and find the Museum open for visiting! This week we begin hosting a very special group of visitors. They are second graders from the Easton Schools. Each year, all of the second grade classes visit the Museum to experience Easton's history first hand. Thursday and Friday morning, students from Moreau Hall will be our guests. We will take the classes on a walking tour of the Ames Shovel Works and Veteran's Park, and we will also give a presentation in the Museum. Students see old photos and are asked to identify them, learn about history from artifacts, and work o

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