Holiday Happenings

Hello all! I hope you enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving. Our attention now turns to the annual Easton Lions Club Holiday Festival that takes place this weekend! This Easton tradition includes entertainment, special events, and culminates in the lighting of the Rockery. The Society will be open on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As in past years, we will host the Easton Garden Club Greens Sale that day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to stop in and see their special creations for your home. While you are here, don't forget to pick up your Historic Easton Puzzle. The puzzles are selling briskly and have been a huge hit! Check out our other selection of historic items - all great f

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! Winter is upon us and so are the holidays! Thoughts of the first snowfall, Hanukkah and Christmas, school vacations and college breaks have already made themselves known. We invite you to join us for a festive Holiday Season! Consider these gift ideas to add some cheer to your winter:  Check out the new Historic Easton Puzzle - a great gift and perfect activity for those snowy days;  Historic Easton Throws that support a scholarship for an Easton student (and keep you nice and warm this winter);  The newest edition of Reminiscences for your winter reading;  Ornaments featuring many Easton landmarks;  A variety of other historical books and gifts.  Many of these c

Happy Thanksgiving

Greetings! It is a beautiful but chilly day here in Easton as we prepare for Thanksgiving Day. The traditional high school football games will be a popular event for many while the turkey is roasting in the oven. Thanksgiving always brings us back to the Mayflower and the first Pilgrims who suffered through that terrible first winter in Plymouth. Once in a while I meet people who are descended from the Pilgrims and I always find that fascinating. If you are a Mayflower descendant or descended from one of the "early comers" (by about 1630 or so) I would like to hear about that if you are willing to share your genealogy with us! With the holiday comes "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday." Di

EHS in the Community

Hello members! It is a dark, rainy day here in Easton, but that doesn't dampen our spirits for supporting others in the Easton community. On Friday, November 18th, the Friends of Frothingham Hall will host a Fall Vendor Fair from 1-5 p.m. at Frothingham Hall. The Hall is the former Anna C. Ames Gymnasium on Barrows Street, across from the original 1895 Oliver Ames High School. The Fair will feature a number of crafters, artists, and other vendors. The Society will be there as well with a table selling the new Historic Easton Puzzle, Mary Bodio notecards, and pewter ornaments featuring our Museum. This event is free and open to the public, and Frothingham Hall is handicap accessible. M

November 13th Open House

Greetings! I hope you can join us this Sunday, November 13th for our monthly open house, 1-5 p.m. We have recently received some toys that might result in a trip down Memory Lane to our childhood and growing up in Easton. Courtney Saraf, a Master's Degree candidate in Public History at Southern New Hampshire University, will present a project she recently completed based on some of the items we will have on exhibit. Be sure to join us at 2 p.m. for her presentation. It is great to see how our collections and your gifts are being used. Don't forget that the Historic Easton Puzzle will be available, and we will have one ready for you to try out! So if you enjoy doing puzzles, come by and

Coming Soon!

Hello from historic Easton! I hope none of you suffered any "tricks" on Monday. Halloween used to be a pretty busy evening when I was a youngster. Each year I take a ride around 10 p.m. to check the Society for mischief, and each year, there are less and less people staying out late. This year, there was no one at all out walking around. Main Street was eerily (of course!) quiet. I have two items to share with you. The first one is that we are going to host a visit from a class from Roger Williams University on Saturday. Roger Williams is located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island at the foot of the Mount Hope Bridge. They offer more than 40 courses of study in several schools on camp

Announcing the Easton Historic Puzzle

The Easton Historical Society and Museum is very excited to announce our newest item - the Historic Easton Puzzle! This 550 piece puzzle, made in the USA by White Mountain Puzzles of Jackson, New Hampshire, features watercolor vignettes of Easton landmarks painted by former Oliver Ames High School history teacher Eveline Johnson. A current street map of the town is also included on the puzzle. The puzzle measures 18" x 24" when completed, and would make a wonderful gift for giving this season. You may purchase a puzzle at the Society and Museum. The cost is $15 each or two for $25. These can be mailed as well, please contact us for information. The puzzle was made possible by the gene