Weekly Update

This week I chose to send you a scan of a double wide postcard with a bird's-eye view of the Ames Shovel Works here in North Easton. The postcard, which would be folded and sealed before mailing, was printed about 1915 or so. It includes the familiar Shovel Shop buildings, our Museum (the former train station), the old Ames Counting House in the left foreground, and the Ames Store on the right (white building). Have an historic week! Frank Hi all, I understand a number of you did not have the image come through with the last update (honestly, it was in the email when it left here!). I have attached it for you, so check it out! With apologies, Frank

Tuesday Tour July 30th

Hi all, we will have the next Tuesday Tour tomorrow, July 30, at 9:30 a.m. It will be warm, so dress cool and bring water! We will meet at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Morse Road, South Easton. Morse Road is off of Foundry Street, Route 106, across from the Southeastern Regional High School. If you wish, we can meet at the Museum around 9 a.m. and then follow me to Pine Grove. Hope to see you! Frank

Tuesday Tours

Tuesday Tours will resume July 30th at 9:30 am. Meet at Pine Grove cemetery on Morse Road...call 508-238-7774 for more information 2019 Summer Tour Schedule Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. July 30 Hayward-Poole / Pine Grove, meet at Pine Grove Cemetery, Morse Road August 6 Frothingham Park Neighborhood, meet at Easton Historical Society August 13 Swedeville, meet at Easton Historical Society August 20 Cemetery Driving Tour – South Easton Cemetery, Church Street Cemetery, meet at South Easton Cemetery, Washington Street

Weekly Update

Greetings from a warm and sunny Easton! This has been a very busy summer so far! I have the wonderful opportunity to be working with several student volunteers who are doing amazing work in two important areas. One project will provide an accurate list of research materials available in our archives, and another project will improve signage throughout the Museum. Exciting things are happening here! Have an historic week! Frank

Tour Rescheduled

Hello all, due to a rainy forecast, we have cancelled the Tuesday Tour for July 23. It has been rescheduled for next week, July 30. Below is a revised tour schedule. Best, Frank 2019 Summer Tour Schedule Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. July 30 Hayward-Poole / Pine Grove, meet at Pine Grove Cemetery, Morse Road August 6 Frothingham Park Neighborhood, meet at Easton Historical Society August 13 Swedeville, meet at Easton Historical Society August 20 Cemetery Driving Tour – South Easton Cemetery, Church Street Cemetery, meet at South Easton Cemetery, Washington Street

Weekly Update

T-10, 9, 8, (Ignition Sequence Started), 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, (All engines running), 2, 1...Liftoff! Fifty years ago today humans first walked on the surface of the moon! I am a child of the Space Age, and have always been fascinated by rockets. The Saturn V is by far my favorite one, still the most powerful machine ever built by human hands, using more fuel in 1/10th of a second than Lindbergh used to cross the Atlantic. It developed more than 7.5 million pounds of thrust, and went to the moon seven times. The Saturn V was used to launch America's first space station in one launch! On July 20, 1969, I was sitting in the living room of my parent's house watching history unfold, listening inten

Tuesday Tours

Greetings! Get ready for our next Tuesday Tour of Easton! Today, July 16th, meet at the Wheaton Farm Barn, opposite 519 Bay Road, at 9:30 a.m. Ed Hands will take us on an informative journey into the past. If you like you can meet at the Museum around 9 a.m. and we'll go from there to Wheaton Farm. Happy touring, Frank

Weekly Update

Well, hello! It has been a busy week here at the Museum, with projects going on, getting ready for our open house, the first summer tour, and of course plenty of visitors! We had a good turnout for our first Tuesday Tour led by Ed Hands. He gave a very informative talk regarding some landmarks and important people in the Easton Center area. We were able to see the original Easton Center schoolhouse, now the History Museum. Next week we will look at the Wheaton Farm / cemetery area. I'll send a reminder on Monday. This Sunday, the 14th, brings our July Open House which will feature two famous Easton gardens. They are the Rose Garden at Wayside, the home of Mary Ames Frothingham and our

Happy Monday

Happy Monday to all! Tomorrow, July 9th, we kick off our Summer Tour Series at the Center School, 388 Depot Street, South Easton. The one hour walking tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the school parking lot. Hope to see you! Frank

Weekly Update

A hot and sunny hello to my fellow history lovers! Lots of sunshine greeted us for a nice stretch of weather this week, and the weekend looks very promising too! This has been good summer so far, and there have already been a few walk-in visitors to the Museum as people take advantage of the good weather to get out and about. Speaking of getting out and about, we will start a series of summer walking tours beginning Tuesday, July 9th. This year the tours will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the show will go on the road to other locations in Easton. Ed Hands will be our leader. Below is the schedule, subject to change (but we hope not!). Meeting places are listed as well for each tour. If you a

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