Weekly Update

Greetings fellow historians! Well, it looks like we are back to fall up here. Cool, damp, and oh yes, colors! A good weekend weather report should begin to help turn out the oranges, yellows, reds, and golds that we have been waiting to see. Easton certainly is a great place to be in the fall! As you may have heard by now, Mrs. David Ames, Sr. passed away on September 2 at the wonderful age of 99 (just a few months shy of 100!). Mrs. Ames was a frequent visitor at the Museum, very interested in history, and always supportive of what we were doing. She was a wonderful encouragement to a fledgling curator such as myself. Many years ago, she donated our sign, and when that needed replac

Weekly Update

Hello from a very wet Easton! The update is a bit early this week because I want to bring to mind two events: First, a bit of a mystery! This week, several people have been leaving bags of nickels at our door! Well, not exactly nickels, but bottles and cans. Saturday is our fall bottle and can drive at the Museum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine! Held in memory of Ken Martin, who ran this important fundraiser for many years, all Massachusetts returnable bottles and cans are accepted. We are unable to accept water bottles or other recyclables, only those with a Massachusetts deposit. All of those nickel deposits really add up! I hope to see you Saturday. And don't forget to check out

Weekly Update

Greetings from a very fall-like day in Easton! The trees here are actually turning already, with maples showing muted color. Soon there will be color galore! And what better way to celebrate fall than with our Sunday open house featuring the brilliant watercolor prints of the late Mary Bodio. Below are a few photos to whet your artistic appetite. Thanks to the generosity of the Bodio family, they have made available for purchase prints of Easton Landmarks, Easton Public Schools, Unity Close Gardens, Stonehill College, Brewster, Ma. and Martha's Vineyard. Proceeds will benefit both the Easton Historical Society and Museum and My Brother's Keeper of Easton. The prints will be available for

Curator's Corner

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world." 4-­H Pledge When I was growing up in Furnace Village, agriculture was still very much a daily way of life. Clover Valley Farm was running daily on Poquanticut Avenue, Sam Wright had his dairy herd at the Five Corners, and Galloway Farm on Bay Road was as active as ever. There were other farms as well. I was lucky to have an old-­time farmer as a backyard neighbor, Ted Harlow. The Harlow property on South Street backed

Tuesday Tours at Ten

Hi all, this week we will finish our summer tour series with a tour of the Langwater estate, home of Mrs. Oliver F. Ames. We will walk from the Society through the Governor Ames Estate, through the Langwater Estate to the Gate Lodge, then return via the same route. We will not be going into any of the buildings, but we will see them from the outside only. We extend out thanks to the Ames family for allowing us to tour the Langwater grounds. Thank you to Ed Hands for putting together such a great series of tours this summer, thanks to Kim of ECat for taping all of the tours. Have a good week! Frank

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