Weekly Update

Greetings from a wet and wild Easton! The first nor'easter of the season is bearing down upon us. The rain has already brought down a number of leaves off the trees and soon they will be quite bare. Out with the colors, and in with the rakes! We have added several items to the Museum store that you will find interesting. First, we have a selection of prints done by the late Mary Bodio. One print features Easton landmarks, another the Gardens of Unity Close (done to commemorate the Town of Easton's 275th anniversary in 2000) and the third features Easton schools. All of these full color prints are printed on fine paper and make a great gift for someone. The price is $20 each plus shipping.

Weekly Update

Happy fall! Lots of cool air, colorful leaves, and the season's first frost remind us that fall is finally here to stay. Another sign of fall? The Red Sox playing in another World Series! Good luck to the home team! I recently took a look at some of the things Eastoners might do for entertainment, and I came upon this interesting item. It is an admission ticket for a play held at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, September 27 and 28, 1934. Sponsored by the Easton Grange, the affordable admission prices provided a good night out for people during the Depression. The title is a poem by Robert William Service, sometimes called "The Canadian Bard" who died in 1958. I am not sure if this night was a rea

Architectural presentation at Queset House

Hello all! From time to time I pass along items that you might be interested in, and I think you would enjoy this talk. Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3-4 p.m. at Queset House, 51 Main Street behind the Ames Free Library. Author Maureen Meister will give a slide lecture titled Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England. She will discuss the Arts and Crafts movement that developed in the Boston area around 1897 and the architects, many of whom worked for or were influenced by Henry Hobson Richardson. I think you will find the talk interesting. Here is the link for more information: https://www.amesfreelibrary.org/events/2018/10/03/arts-and-crafts-architecture-history-a

Weekly Update

Hello friends! We are getting ready for a special open house this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The program will feature the 1968 Oliver Ames High School football team who won the Hockomock League, the last OA football team to do so. Jonathan Coe, Bill Rose, Steven Adams and company have set up a nice exhibit and will give a talk at 2 p.m. A number of players and others will be here to talk about the team, the games, and the coaches. Coach Bill Nixon will also be joining us. We will be showing a film of two games from that season played at Frothingham Park, done by Steven Adams and narrated by Rick Simonson, formerly of WBZ. Be sure to come in and catch up with some of our own hometown football h

Weekly Update

Hello from a very colorful Easton! Today is one of those great fall days that we love in New England - sunny, cool, and getting full of color! A great time to be in New England for sure (though I may have a change of heart by January!). I am happy to announce that the newest edition of Reminiscences is now available at the Museum. This is the ninth volume in the series. 119 pages in length, it includes a really terrific article on the first three Frederick Ameses written by the current Frederick L. Ames. If you remember the excellent presentation he did for us at Stonehill, you will enjoy this extended article on three very influential men. Also included are great articles on General Geo

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