Weekly Update

Hello friends, It is a rainy day here in Easton today as we have the remnants of Laura moving through the area. We wish all the best to our members in the Louisiana area as they recover from the devastation wrought by this powerful hurricane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As you may have heard we lost David Varella this past week. We send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Hazel and the Varella family. A few weeks ago I sent out a photo of the Heath farm that brought a few comments my way regarding the Heath family. Many of us remember the Heaths, and fortunately for us, our photographer, Mr. Belcher, took a family photo of some of the Heaths which is provided for you today. T

End of Summer Activities

Hello all, If you are looking for a few fun end of summer activities, keep these in mind! Frank Fundraiser for the Oliver Ames High School Swim and Dive Team Rita's Italian Ice Fundraiser to benefit the OA Swim and Dive Team, Saturday and Sunday, August 29 + 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Village Shoppe Plaza. Cash only, and masks and social distancing of course! See the attached poster for information. One swim team member, Samantha Streton, has been volunteering at the Museum this summer, and we are excited to support her and the OA Swim and Dive Team! Easton Chamber of Commerce September Scavenger Hunt The Easton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an Easton scavenger hunt! How well do

Weekly Update

Greetings from the friendly confines of the Easton Historical Society and Museum! From time to time I pass along items that may be of interest to our members. If you are in the Brockton area today, stop in and check out a book sale sponsored by the Brockton LIbrary Foundation to benefit the Brockton Public Library. You can peruse a wide selection of books at a very affordable 25 or 50 cents at the Library's branch location adjacent to the Shaw's Center, 540 Forrest Ave, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an outdoor event. Today I have attached an interesting photo of the Belcher family at play. A few weeks ago I sent a photo of the family posed for a formal portrait at a summer outing. Amon

Blanche Ames

Blanche Ames (1878 - 1969) was a political activist and supporter of women's suffrage. This year marks the centennial of the passing of the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920. Read more on Blanche Ames at http://www.friendsofborderland.org

On this date...

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage, and was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest.

Centennial Celebration

August 2020 is the centennial celebration of women's suffrage. Attached is a poster created by Blanche Ames, a suffragette and fighter for women's rights. Read more about Blance Ames at www.friendsofborderland.org

Weekly Update

Hello! What a difference a week makes! Typical of New England weather, Sunday began a heat wave and lots of humidity that has turned into what might be described as fall! Temps are in the low 70's and a nice breeze is bringing relief from the hazy, hot, and humid days at the beginning of the week. This week I would like to recognize the very brave men and women who are members of the "Greatest Generation." From 1941 (and even prior as war broke out in Europe in 1939) to 1945 and the Occupation Forces that followed, Americans fought alongside Allied forces to secure peace for the world. "Some gave all, all gave some" is a popular way to remember the sacrifices made by men and women who ga

Weekly Update

Hello to all my fellow history lovers! What a nice summery day we have today! The days now are very warm, with a little less humidity, and the nights have been much cooler. Before you know it, we'll be turning our attention to fall's clear, crisp air. Today I am sharing a family photo from the Henry Clifford Belcher photo album. Anyone who has a good eye for photos, and good equipment, would of course be expected to be the family photo taker, especially in the still early days of photography when Polaroids and Kodak Instamatic cameras were not the norm. A skillful photographer such as Henry Belcher could be depended upon to get the photo right. Attached is a photo of a Belcher, Drake an

Weekly Update

Hello my fellow history lovers! This morning on my way to the Museum I took a chance and drove through the Oliver Ames High School area. There, standing along the walkway in front of the high school, was the OAHS Class of 2020! They were dressed in red gowns with white trim and a variety of face masks as well. Soon they would begin that time honored tradition of walking to Frothingham Park for graduation. Please join me in congratulating the Oliver Ames High School Class of 2020, and all of the 2020 seniors around the country who have persevered through difficult times to complete their journey through school. Today, we find Furnace Village photographer H. C. Belcher taking his camera a

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