Summer Programs

Hello everyone, we are pleased to announce two special programs for you to participate in this summer. This year we are participating in the Passport to History Program. This program, run through the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton, MA. was popular last year. The Passport will admit you to up to 15 participating museums for free! Each museum will stamp your passport when you visit. We have a limited number of passport books available at our Museum. Each book contains an information page on participating museums, their open hours, or other special events. Pick up your passport today and spend the summer discovering some of the great history in our own region! We will soon begin our

Weekly Update

Welcome summer! The summer solstice officially arrived at 11:55 a.m. today! That means the official start of summer, cookouts, beach days, and of course Cape Cod traffic! Looking for something to do close to home this weekend? How about checking out the annual Legacy Art, Music, Food, and Fun Festival on Sunday, June 23rd at the Governor Ames Estate? Co-sponsored by the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District and the Easton Lions Club, the events begin at noon and go until 5 p.m. There are a number of children's activities planned, and there will be food and music aplenty to whet your appetite! A free shuttle service will be available on Sunday to get you around easier. The event also feat

Weekly Update

Greetings, and a very happy Father's Day to our members! Perhaps you are a father, father-to-be, father-in-law, grandfather, or father figure to someone, or one who is missing your father this weekend. Let us do our best to honor and remember those who are, or who were, those special people to us. Looking for a great Father's Day gift? We have a number of items including copies of the new book A Beautiful Image of Historic Easton. The Museum will be open Saturday morning until about noon, so stop in and see what we have to offer for dad! Please join me in congratulating Easton's American Legion Post 7, and the American Legion, on their 100th anniversary! Easton's Post 7 is one of the ea

Weekly Update

Hello from a wonderfully sunny Easton! I was at work late yesterday, and all was quiet, until a number of cars, busses, and limo's began pulling in! The cause of the commotion was a really nice event, the Oliver Ames High School Junior Prom. The attendees, looking beautiful and handsome in their gowns and tuxes, were going to the Governor Ames Estate for photos. It was a nice sight to see! We have been pretty busy this week. On Friday we hosted the annual visit of the Victorian Society, a summer school program for architects directed by Professor Richard Gut Wilson of the University of Virginia. Today, we are hosting a local Civil War Roundtable group with an exhibit and tour. And tomo

A Note from Jon...

Hi All, Yesterday we were able to finally connect with now retired, Bob Berg and recognize him with a copy of our recent book. Bob, along with the North Easton Savings Bank, believed in our project and helped to subsidize the printing of 200 copies. He also was instrumental in adding to the committed subsidy after we ran over on our page count in the book! Attached is a picture of myself, Buddy, Hazel, Ken and Bob at the Museum yesterday morning. On another note regarding the book, Mark Luke has a established an Easton Youth Fund in the name of his late father, James Luke, and has purchased 6 of our books. He is donating them to each of the Easton Public School libraries in the name of James

Remembering D-Day

Hello all, I could not let the day pass without a few moments to pay homage to the "Greatest Generation" of Americans. When I was growing up and listening to my parents, grandparents, and other people talk about World War II, one event stood out among all: the D-Day invasion. Seventy-five years ago, after months of meticulous planning and deception, the invasion to stop the war in Europe began. I heard just today that General Eisenhower was told that he could expect to lose 75% of his paratroopers in the landing at Normandy and other beachheads. In recent years stories have been told by those who were there. And the pain lingers still for those who live and remember. There are many unto

Weekly Update

Hello! What a week we had here in Easton. From a very warm Memorial Day weekend, the temps digressed to the point where I had to burn a fire in our wood stove during the week to get the cold and dampness out of our house! At least all looks good right now, and Sunday promises to be a great day for the Oliver Ames High School graduation. I had the opportunity to work with a number of OA seniors through the Local History class, the Senior Project event, as well as the annual Devin Ness "Day of Kind-ness" which is a day of community service involving all of the OA Seniors. What a great class of seniors we have this year, and we can be very proud of them. Please join me in offering our co

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