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Greetings! It is a nice fall day here in Easton. You would never know we had a rainy week and another storm in on the horizon! Fortunately the weather cleared in time to welcome second graders from Center School yesterday. Each year the second grade students visit. Students receive a presentation at the Museum, and then participate in a walk that features the Ames Shovel Shop, a look at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, the Ames Free Library, the Rockery, and other nearby sites including Veteran's Park. The students are well prepared and ask excellent questions! Thanks to Hazel Varella, Nancy Deluca, Ed Hands and I, these students have the opportunity to learn about the town they live in. On

Weekly Update

Hello history lovers! Fall is a great season, and many times it kicks off a change in cooking! I do not cook or bake much during the hot summer months, so by the time fall comes around I really enjoy homemade meals and home baked treats. From time to time I will share a recipe that I hope you will enjoy. The recipe below is taken from the cookbook of Anna C. Ames, wife of Governor Oliver Ames. She had her own recipe book as many of us do. Besides including recipes for family, she also planned meals for many parties and dinners for guests. I made this recipe last year for one of our monthly events and I had good success with it. Although it is a cupcake, it really is more like a muffin

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Happy Friday! I know this is Friday the 13th, but I am not a superstitious person, and I am happy when the end of the week comes. When I was a kid I used to think that one day I would be an archaeologist. I was always curious about all things past. My very limited archaeological experience involved digging bottles at old dumps that I would find in the woods. Years ago, the land was much more accessible to a young person who had such an interest. I always had the permission of the property owner. Today many of the places I once dug are gone. I am glad I was able to do the digging I did! Digging historical sites is best left to the professionals. There are of course a number of sites in

Weekly Update

Greetings one and all! It is a very nice fall day here, perhaps even a touch of an Indian Summer. Signs of shimmering color hide themselves within the trees as the leaves slowly begin to change with the season. This Sunday we will have our October Open House from 1-5 p.m. featuring retired Oliver Ames High School teacher, baseball and golf coach Leo Duggan. He will be traveling up to Easton from Connecticut to speak about his teams including the 2007 Division 2 State Championship team. Leo is a member of the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2012. His career includes 351 wins, five Hockomock League championships, and the aforementioned State championship. H

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