Season's Greetings!

Season's greetings, everyone! And a cold season it is! Today, as of 11 a.m., the temp outside is a bone chilling 9 degrees, and wind chills are still below zero. If you are here, you know what I am talking about with the cold. If not, be thankful! Some time ago, Richard Hill donated to us a book titled History of New England published in Boston on December 10, 1879. The book includes brief notes about the various towns throughout New England, by state, and then by county. Below is the write-up about Easton, supplied by a Dr. F. E. Galligan of Taunton, who wrote for all of the towns in Bristol County. "Easton, population 3,898, the Indian name of which was Hockamock, was also a part of Ta

Hello History Lovers!

Hello, history lovers! The skies outside are frightful, with a winter storm closing in that just might bring us a White Christmas. Bing Crosby would be happy indeed! We have had a very busy week here with shoppers coming in for some great gifts. I will be at the Museum Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon or so just in case you need to finish up! I have two gifts for you today. First, the card below was sent to a member of the Kimball family in Easton in the early part of the 20th Century, and it brings my greetings to you all this season, along with wishes for a Happy Hanukkah too! Second, if you dare, a number of years ago Bing Crosby did a Christmas television special and sang a duet with Davi

Weekly Update

Winter greetings from Easton! If you have already headed for warmer climates, then you missed a few light snowfalls and some single digit temperatures this past week. Enjoy your sunshine! This week I have some sad news to share. Veronica Carter passed away this past Wednesday evening, just a few weeks shy of her 110th birthday (January 21). She was doing well and her passing was unexpected, even at that great age. Hazel Varella, Debbie Salisbury, and Deb's mother Jeanette Peterson visited with Veronica on December 6th and had a wonderful visit. Veronica was a long time teacher at OAHS and was the head of the Business Department. I had the pleasure to meet her in her later years, and she wa

Weekly Update

Greetings from a soon to be snowy Easton! Just in time for the weekend, the season's first snowfall will help to get us into the spirit of winter! The following events, which we are a part of, will also get you into feeling the excitement of the coming holidays: Tomorrow, December 9th, join us at Queset House, 51 Main Street, at the annual Artisan's Faire! Sponsored by the Shovel Town Cultural District, this fun event features a variety of artists and artisans in a beautifully decorated historic setting. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. When you enter, the Society table will be in the first room on your right. Sunday, December 10th is our monthly open house. We will be open from

Weekly Update

Hello to all my historical friends! The first weekend in December really gets the holiday festivities off to a roaring start here in Easton! On this Saturday and Sunday, the Easton Lions Club will hold their 31st annual Holiday Festival! Full of fun, food, fellowship, music and other attractions, the festival is a great way to officially kick-off December. This Saturday, the Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The talented members of the Easton Garden Club will hold their winter Greens Sale at the Museum from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. You can fill your needs for holiday cheer by getting your wreath, arrangement, swag, or perhaps you might win a raffle! The Society has the Easton Puzzle, R