Weekly Update

Hello, and well wishes from historic Easton! As we navigate through the uncharted waters of the pandemic, we continue to await direction from health officials as to our next steps tp reopen. Massachusetts is in Phase 1 of a four phase reopening plan. Some allowances have been made to get critical places open for manufacturing, some offices, and small businesses. Next week, more openings will be allowed. Museums and tours are part of the planned Phase 3 reopening, which looks like sometime in July if Phases 1 & 2 go well. This means that the Museum is closed for the month of June, and as such, we have no activities planned. I continue to work on projects, answer email requests, and ret

Weekly Update

Hello, and well wishes from historic Easton! I hope this update finds you all doing your best to stay healthy. We are living through an unusually historic time. I have seen a lot of things that are signs of the times, both figuratively and literally. Signs about being closed, social distancing, hand washing, curbside pickup or delivery, rainbow signs, teddy bears in house doors and windows, and those terrific signs honoring those who have been at the forefront of all this pandemic. Now I see signs honoring our 2020 college and high school graduates, and signs that tell students how much they are missed. I ask our members to join me in writing your experiences through his time, good or h

Weekly Update

Hello all! I hope this finds you well during this time of social distancing and stay at home orders. Getting a bit bored? Here is something to brighten your day! The Society is offering special pricing on selected items from our Museum Store, as well as an opportunity to receive free shipping on orders. If you live in Easton, special delivery options are available. This is a great opportunity to catch up on your reading, do a puzzle, send a gift to a graduate, or surprise someone with a reminder of home. Please take a look at the attached flyer for details. There are a few ways you can place an order. *Use our online Museum Store by following this link: https://www.eastonmahistoricalsociet

Weekly Update

Greetings from a very cold and windy Easton! Yes, those were snowflakes in the air today, very unusual but not without precedent. In May 1977 I watched cars slide through the intersection of Central Street and Washington Street during a snowfall of several inches! I was at work that day, and from the second floor of the former Brockton Tool building on Central Street, watched as angry drivers were frustrated by the late spring snowstorm. In those days before all season treads were popular, people had already replaced their chains and snow tires for the usual good weather tires. The results were predictable. Our story today began back in the late 1970's at the local Honey Dew Donut Shop a

Weekly Update

Greetings from a very warm and sunny Easton! The return of great weather helps to make it at least a bit easier to get through these days of uncertainty. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you who have been touched in some way by this pandemic. Today we will continue with where we left off last week, the Keith Mill site on South Street. When we last were there, Lemuel Keith was the owner of the saw mill first erected in 1742 by Eleazer Keith. The property had passed from Eleazer Keith to his son Lemuel by 1765, at which time it was in operation as a grist mill. As we turn to the 19th Century, we find the mill still operating to some extent, and in 1802 Lemuel gave the mi

Update on Covid-19 Restrictions

Dear Members, Due to the restrictions in place from the Covid-19 pandemic, all scheduled events for the month of May have been cancelled. Our Annual Meeting and Bottle Drive will be rescheduled for the fall. The Museum will remain closed. We thank you for your continued support, and will be updating you at the end of May regarding plans for June. Please feel free to email us at eastonmahsmuseum@gmail.com should you have any questions. Stay well, Frank

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