Weekly Update

Hello from a very fall-like North Easton! Summer sure is ending on a beautiful note. Soon school begins anew, and we get ready for a busy autumn season. The solar eclipse this past week was an interesting event. I opted not to be a sun watcher, instead I chose to watch the area around me. As the eclipse grew near there was not much difference in the daylight. At its height, I did notice that there was an odd color to the light coming through, perhaps a bit bluish-gray or dusky. The lack of light was much more noticeable inside the Museum. Even with the very large window area, it did get fairly dark inside for a few minutes. I remember well the total solar eclipse of March 7, 1970, when tot

Weekly Update

Greetings from the Old Colony Railroad Station! The beautiful weather continues, and visitors continue to come as well. I had several visitors today and yesterday who loved having the opportunity to see an old railroad station. Besides the great architecture, they appreciate the former use of the building. Many visitors are pleased with the condition of our building as well, and remark about the preservation work that keeps it looking so nice. All of our members should be pleased to see that their support is so appreciated! I want to share my coffee jello experience with you. Coffee jello seems to have become popular around World War II and perhaps during the Depression. It was a way

Weekly Update

Hello one and all! We are still enjoying a very nice summer here in North Easton. Even though the days have gotten warm, the nights have been very comfortable! I hope you will have an opportunity to drop by during our Open House this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Museum! On exhibit are some photos of the former Hobart Ames estate and his Ames Plantation in Tennessee. Also featured is a look at the two homes of Oliver Ames at Sheep Pasture and a summer home at Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts. Come and enjoy a friendly visit, refreshments, and learn something about Easton! I hope to see you Sunday. Stay well, enjoy the nice summer, and until next week, Frank The manor house at Ames Planta

Weekly Update

Hello history lovers! This may be a day late but I thought that the wait would be worthwhile. Yesterday (Friday) the Society hosted a group tour of the Richardson buildings in North Easton. The day was very hot and humid, but these kind folks were real troopers! The people are museum docents and officers from the Glessner House Museum in Chicago, IL. Built for the Glessner family in 1885, the mansion is the only remaining Richardson building in Chicago. Participants were treated to the Frederick Lothrop Ames Gate Lodge, the Easton Historical Society and Museum, Unity Church, the Ames Free Library with a glance at the Queset House and gardens, and Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. The tour, ne