Weekly Update

Greetings! I hope this finds each of you well and navigating these times as best as you can. It feels strange to be sending this from home today, but with a few exceptions, I have been trying to honor the "stay home" request from our governor. I was at the museum yesterday to check the building which is doing fine, but an eerie silence prevails. It will be good to get back to normal as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, research continues. I have been scanning a number of our stereo cards from our collection, and will soon begin the task of scanning a number of Easton postcards. The stereo cards in particular preserve some of our oldest images of the town, dating to around 18

Weekly Update

Hello one and all! As we navigate these uncertain times, a little humor can go a long way. With apologies for the following, I hope it might cheer you up today. The jokes are taken from early Oliver Ames High School yearbooks (month and year noted). Stay well, Frank OA Yearbook Jokes April, 1916 He (at the gate): “Can’t I come in?” She (shaking her head): “You’d want to sit in the hammock with me if you did.” He: “Really I won’t.” She: “Then what’s the use?” November, 1923 Teacher: “Give an example of breaking a minor law to keep a higher one.” Student: “An autoist coasting down a hill at a greater speed than allowed by the speed limit. If he stops, he will break the law of gravity.” Boys a

Chowder and Chatter Cancelled

Hello all, we have officially cancelled "Chowder and Chatter" for the spring. We hope to be able to reschedule this terrific event for the fall. Stay well, Frank

Weekly Update

Hello fellow history lovers, It is not always easy to be living through an historic time, and this is one of them. Due to the concern regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, the Easton Historical Society and Museum will be closed until further notice. We are following the guidance of federal, state, and local health officials very closely. We care about the health and safety of our members. We feel it best to take this action for the time being. Updates will be provided as they are available. Please take every precaution, stay well, and we look forward to resuming normal operations in the near future. If you should have questions, please contact us by email or leave a phone message. Wishing

Weekly Update

Brrrr! Hello from a suddenly cold and icy Easton! Last night we had a little reminder that winter is lurking just around the corner. We are looking forward to a terrific Open House tomorrow at Queset, where William M. Ames and Kevin Friend of BCN Productions will have a showing of the new documentary "Borderland: The Life and Times of Blanche Ames Ames" at 1:30 p.m. We had a good response to this event, and we wish to extend our thanks to our hosts Mr. Ames, Mr. Friend, and the Ames Free Library for allowing the use of "Queset." Remember to get your "Give Back Where It Counts reusable bag at Shaw's Easton, 690 Depot Street! For each bag sold in March, the Society will receive $1. We appr

Curator's Corner

“Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.”-Abraham Lincoln This year you will hear a lot about the 100th anniversary of the Suffrage movement that resulted in the 19th Amendment and gave women the right to vote. I think it is appropriate to highlight some of the women who have played a role in my life. I hope you might do the same. I think a good place to start is with several teachers I had over the years. Most of my primary teachers were women, and three in particular stand out. Mrs. Anna Gilmore taught first grade at the Furnace Village School on Bay Road (currently the home of the Easton Water Department) where I attended. An older lady when I had her, she was

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