Weekly Update

Hello from the Old Colony Railroad Station, home of your Easton Historical Society and Museum! We had a great week last week ending with the Legacy Festival on Sunday. We hosted the Junior Juried Art Show for children through age 18. The art work was varied and interesting! From brightly colored pieces by Center School students, to sculptures, to work done by older teens and the Oliver Ames High School art department, there were lots of terrific pieces to contemplate. Allison Krajcik was the Juror this year. Kudos to all who entered their creations! Next week brings us to the Fourth of July. I find it hard to believe that half a year has already passed by. I hope everyone gets to enj

Weekly Update

Greetings from the Easton Historical Society and Museum! On this first day of summer we find ourselves preparing for vacations, the Fourth of July, days at the beach, cookouts, and maybe a ballgame at Frothingham Park! This Sunday, the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District and the Easton Lions Club present the annual Legacy event at the Governor Ames Estate in North Easton. Between noon and 5:00 p.m. you can be a part of the festivities! The event features food and drink, music, various events, children's events, and artwork. This year, the Easton Historical Society and Museum will host the Children's Juried Art Show. Children up to the age of 18 have submitted a wide variety of original

Weekly Update

Hello all my fellow history lovers! Summer weather has finally begun to settle in. I do not know about you, but as soon as I send this out I am going to pour myself an ice cold Moxie! Last week our open house featured some of Henry Hobson Richardson's works around the United States and his five buildings in North Easton. I also had on display what looks like a possible sixth Richardson building in North Easton that has not survived. A lot of you expressed some interest, so here it is! First, for many years we had a copy of a sketch from Richardson's archives (courtesy of the Houghton Library, Harvard University). The sketch is of a freight house in North Easton. The distinctive design fe

Weekly Update

Greetings to one and all! On Friday morning we will welcome the annual visit of The Victorian Society. The Victorian Society, under the direction of Professor Richard Guy Wilson, runs a summer school program for architects and other related professionals out of Newport, RI. For more than thirty years, this group of architects and art historians have visited North Easton to see the H. H. Richardson buildings. At our museum we exhibit photos of the five Richardson buildings in North Easton, and give a brief history of the Ames family, the Ames Shovel Works, and how the buildings came to be. The group will also visit the Frederick Lothrop Ames Gate Lodge, the Oliver Ames Free Library, the O

Summer Events For Your Enjoyment

Easton is a wonderful place to explore in the summer. There are many beautiful landscapes, ponds, summer gardens to enjoy. Here are a few events that we will be a part of this summer! Join us at our summer Open Houses at the Museum! You know that Henry Hobson Richardson designed five outstanding buildings in North Easton. Do you know other buildings he designed around the United States? In June you can discover some of Richardson’s other work while visiting us. July will feature a selection of recent donations to our collection. There are a number of items listed in each newsletter, and from time to time we will focus on interesting new additions. Check them out. Our August Open House is bei

Weekly Update

Greetings, one and all! I have something to share with you today that you might find very interesting. A few years ago, Elaine Sears from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Easton brought me some letters that were written from the church Honor Roll Committee to those from the church who were serving in World War Two. The letters contain news of happenings in Easton, news from other soldiers and sailors, and news about the church itself. These letters, faithfully written by the Honor Roll Committee, brought a welcome touch of home to many who were serving our country so far away. As I read them I knew that they should be published one day. That day has come! The members of Holy Tr