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Good morning, afternoon, or evening as the case may be! This week I bring some sad news to you all, along with two requests. Be sure to read to the end! The Society recently lost two members who have done much for preserving Easton's history. John Peter Simpson passed away on December 7, 2017, at the age of 66. Peter, as he was best known, came to Easton along with his husband James "Jim" Carlino, after a career in the Boston office of Sears, Roebuck. He, along with Jim, were the proprietors of two businesses in Provincetown for many years, retiring in 2001. Having a love for historical properties led them to purchase Unity Close on Main Street, North Easton, the former home of Olive

Weekly Update

Greetings from sunny but cool Easton! This Saturday there is a special election for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. It is pretty unusual to have elections on a Saturday! I hope people will take time from their busy weekend schedule and remember to vote. Last Sunday I was honored to be the recipient of the Chaffin Award, given by the Easton Historical Commission for significant achievement in preserving Easton's history. I was a member of the Historical Commission when this award, along with the Briggs Award (for preserving historical landscapes or architectural integrity) was first developed, never imagining I would one day be honored to receive one. And it really is an honor to be incl

Weekly Update

Greetings fellow lovers of all things historic! A week ago we were stuck in a foot of snow and very cold temperatures. Today the wind is howling, temps hit 60 in Boston, and we are getting ready for heavy rain and freezing temps. One will not have to find a pond to skate on Saturday night! This week there are two historical events for you. First, of course, is our monthly Open House this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Museum. I chose some photos of North and South Easton for your perusal, and a few special artifacts. You can see three views of Main Street taken in 1935, and you can see the buildings that once surrounded Dean's Pond in South Easton. And don't get stuck on the harpoon tips!

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