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Greetings all! As fall colors dominate the landscape, and cool air nips at our noses, here are three great fall events to take advantage of! First, response to our 50th Gala Celebration has been terrific! I have attached for you the invite and ticket sheet. There is still time to be a part of this great event: receiving the Old Colony Railroad Station fifty years ago! Join us on Sunday, November 10, at the Easton Country Club to help us celebrate this special occasion with special speakers, great food, fun and fellowship with our members and friends. Also attached is information on two fundraising events. First is the third annual Boos and Brews event at the Ames Free Library which will be

Weekly Updates

Happy fall! After a very windy and frosty week, falls colors have really begun to shine! A drive around town is an easy way to look at beautiful foliage and there are plenty of great places to see some. Take a trip to Wheaton Farm, Sheep Pasture, Borderland State Park, Frothingham Park, or any of the vistas around the larger ponds in town. Want a nice treat? Look at the Little Cedar Swamp behind the Pool Cemetery on Morse Road, across from Southeastern Regional. Don't forget our special 50th Gala on November 10! You can reserve your ticket by emailing me at the Museum, calling, or by ordering through the online store. Sponsorships are also available for the program book. Join us for a

Weekly Update

Greetings! Looking for something to do after a stormy week? Come to our Open House, Tomorrow, October 13th from 1-5 p.m. Frederick L. Ames will be speaking at 2 p.m. about the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Golden Spike ceremony, signaling the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in May, 1869. Learn about the role played by Oakes and Oliver Ames in this great American feat of engineering and construction! Hot off the presses is the 10th edition of Reminiscences. Copies are now available at the Museum at a cost of $10 each. And now.....join us for a special celebration of receiving the Museum as a gift from the Ames family fifty years ago! Attached is an invitation and ticke

Weekly Update

Greetings from a wild and wet Easton! The weather should be great for our October Open House, which will be held this Sunday, October 13th from 1-5 p.m. The program is being given by Frederick Ames, who had the opportunity to attend the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the driving of the golden spike ceremony that signaled the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869! Join us for a very informative and illustrated talk beginning at 2 p.m., enjoy refreshments, and find out more about the role of the Ames family in this great American undertaking. Best to all, Frank

Open House Sunday October 13

One hundred fifty years ago the driving of a golden spike ceremonially completed the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. A telegram was sent to the Ames Shovel Company in North Easton, notifying Oliver Ames, Jr. of the event. Join us at our Open House on October 13th from 1-5 p.m. as Frederick L. Ames talks about attending the recent 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony. The most famous photograph associated with the first transcontinental railroad is Andrew J. Russell’s “East and West Shaking Hands at Laying of Last Rail.” Commonly known as “The Champagne Photo,” Russell’s “East and West” was one of many glassplate exposures taken on May 10, 1869, by three photographers

Weekly Update

Happy fall! It sure feels a lot like fall today. After a few weeks of above average temperatures, a chilly wind now pervades the area, and we may even get our first frost tonight. As much as I dread having to get my windshield scraper ready, at least the frost will begin eliminating the mosquitos that have caused so much trouble this year. Many of you have been asking about the new "Reminiscences" and I am happy to report that we will have news for you next week, so stay tuned! I have received a few advertisements recently with offers to get my truck ready for winter. I have included this week a few ads from 1932 that you might like. Two are from Ladd's Service Station which you might reme

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