Welcoming Winter

Warm greetings from historic Easton! Unusually mild temperatures have kept us busy with lots of visitors. This summer we hosted groups from Chicago and Detroit. But the very mild fall has been conducive to tourists arriving from Houston and Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. We have had visits from many of our second graders already. They are a great group of students, well prepared for their visit, well behaved and very curious! A lot of other people have dropped in while they are about town taking in the sights and local flavors of Easton. Of course, the weather will become cold as we settle into a New England winter. So with that in mind, we invite you to join us for the several h

Weekly Update

Hello from beautiful and historic Easton! It is a bit chilly today and for those who have already gone south for the winter, you missed out on the heaviest frost of the season this morning! As I write this, I am waiting for a class to arrive from Roger Williams University, Rhode Island. The class is studying art and architecture and Professor Gail Fenske has made North Easton a part of the curriculum for the past three years. Thanksgiving is Thursday, and I do want to wish you all a very happy day. I hope you enjoy time with family and friends, good food, and football too! By the way, today a different type of football game will take place when our Oliver Ames High School boys soccer

Weekly Update

Hello from a blustery and chilly Easton! This is Veteran's Day weekend here in Easton. On Saturday, a parade will take place along Main Street, stopping at the World War I monument in front of the former North Easton Grammar School, and continuing to Veteran's Memorial Park at the intersection of Sullivan Avenue, Pond Street and Mechanic Street where appropriate exercises will be offered. I hope you can attend, or find a parade or event in your area to honor the memory of all those who have faithfully served our country. On Sunday we will have our monthly open house from 1-5 p.m. at the Museum. For those who have seen the article in the Easton Journal, please be advised that the program i

Weekly Update

Greetings fellow history lovers! Typical of New England, after a few very mild days we are now back into chilly fall weather. Lots of visitors have been here the past few days as the continuing good weather brings out a lot of walkers and sightseers! Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, so remember to turn your clocks back one hour. Speaking of time, one thing that you could set your watch by was the arrival of the train. My grandfather worked for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad from the 1930's through the 1960's. He always had his railroad pocket watch, and the trains did run like clockwork with very rare exceptions. Below is a freight ticket from the former Old Co