Weekly Update

Greetings from historic Easton! I just finished trimming the shrubs around the Museum, with a gentle rain falling. All that work has made me hungry! Then again, I do not need much encouragement to find something to eat. This week I am sharing a menu from the Dorothy James restaurant, 126 Main Street, North Easton. Richard Hill has the original, and we were able to scan it. Dating from the 1960's it features a nice variety of breakfast and lunch items. You might notice a few things that no longer appear on most menu's. For instance, one could buy a bologna sandwich, a liverwurst sandwich, a cube steak sandwich, or just a plain jelly sandwich. You could add an orange freeze or a coffee

Weekly Update

Finding a bit of shade, these four girls rest in front of the Frothingham Memorial boulder with a baby in the carriage Greetings from a very hot and humid Easton! If you like summer, then this is your weather. As for me, I prefer a cold lemonade, a fan, and waiting for fall! Last week we began an experimental program with the Easton YMCA. They run a summer enrichment program for children. For the past two weeks a group of children (1st and 2nd graders) have come to the Museum for an hour to learn about local history. The first week was a get to know you visit with a tour of the museum. This past week we looked at the early settlers. So far the children have been receptive, and they hav

Weekly Update

Hello all! The odd weather continues! Yesterday it was hot and terribly humid, oppressive, really! Today the air has changed yet again, stormy, but cooler and less humid. Got to love New England summers! We are hosting the Easton Garden Club this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Garden Club is running a Summer Garden Tour, featuring five wonderful Easton gardens. Tickets can be purchased at the Society Museum either day. You can get your tickets here for $30. Last week's Open House was well attended and featured some recent gifts. One item in particular struck me as especially interesting. It is the handle of an old stage coach whip! The handle, pictured below, is ivory

Weekly Update

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division A warm and summery hello to all! I must say, so far we have had great summer weather. It is comfortably warm during the days and cooling off nicely in the evening. What a nice time of year to be in Easton! On Sunday we will be hosting our monthly open house from 1-5 p.m. at the Museum. A selection of recent gifts will be on exhibit. While we do not have space to show all of them, I hope you will find the selected items to be interesting. I thank you for your many important donations! Spend a leisurely afternoon with us, and enjoy some light refreshments too. This week marks the re-dedication of the Ames Monument in Sherman, Wyoming.