Weekly Update

Hello all, and welcome summer! Just in time for July and vacations, the hot weather has arrived to stay. For all of you beach goers, enjoy! This week marks Independence Day and there will be many worthy celebrations. Many of us will be watching fireworks, cooking out, or finding a parade or fair to attend. While reading the History of Easton recently, I was reminded of some of the first men from Easton who died for the cause of Freedom. Among them was Daniel Niles, who died at a makeshift hospital in Boston on November 2, 1775. At that time, he and other Easton militia men were encamped around Boston during the British occupation. Niles evidently was taken ill, as were several of his

Tuesday Tours at Ten

Hello! Just a friendly reminder that we are continuing with our summer Tuesday Tours at Ten tomorrow morning. Join historian extraordinaire Ed Hands as he leads a tour of Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Meet at the Society Museum at 10 a.m. Frank

Weekly Update

Hello history lovers! This update brings you three things that will make you proud of Easton and your Society! First of all, congratulations to Hazel Varella for being recognized with an "Unsung Heroine Award" by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women! She was nominated by State Representative Claire Cronin and was honored with an award during a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House. The award is given to "recognize extraordinary women across the Commonwealth who perform unheralded acts on a daily basis to make their homes, cities and towns better places to live." With a long career as an educator who has influenced countless young people in our community, Hazel is most

Tuesday Tour

Hello! Summer is heating up and is our summer tour schedule! Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, June 19th at 10 a.m. for an Industrial Tour of the Ames Shovel Works. Tour leader Ed Hands always finds something different to share on each of his tours. Come and discover something about the Ames Shovel Works! Meet at the Easton Historical Society Museum, 80 Mechanic Street, North Easton, for an interesting and informative look at manufacturing in Easton during the Industrial Revolution. Best, Frank

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Weekly Update - Volunteers Needed

Geetings to all from a nice and sunny Easton! It feels like nice early summer weather has finally arrived. Enjoy it! The Society and Museum is in a very busy period. There are a lot of good things going on with programs, tours, visitors, and research requests. While these are all good things, I seem to have a lot of weeks where I am not getting done what needs to be done. One main area of need is to finish reorganizing the second floor which houses the King Research Room. We have a very dedicated group of people who were meeting weekly to do some very important research projects and the space where they worked has been used for storage while another room was being finished to create sto

2018 summer Tour Schedule

The Easton Historical Society and Museum is offering a variety of walking tours this summer. All tours begin at the Museum on the Tuesdays listed below at 10 a.m. and will be approximately one hour in length. Please join Ed Hands for an informative and interesting look at Easton’s history. June 12 - Library Tour June 19 - Shovel Shop Industrial Tour June 26 - Oakes Ames Memorial Hall Tour July 3 - Patriotic Tour of North Easton: The Rockery, WWI Memorial, Veteran’s Park July 10 - Queset House and Garden Tour July 17 - Unity Close and Unity Church Tour July 24 - Village Cemetery Tour July 31 - Trees at the Governor's Mansion Tour August 7 - Worker's Housing and Great Strike of 1899 To

Weekly Update

Hi all from a very warm and sunny Easton! Perhaps a bit of summer is finally on the way. Lots of rain, now warmth, means a lot of ...lawn mowing! Our Open House tomorrow will feature Dr. Neil Kozol. His father and he wrote a book titled "To The Fire of Normandy and Beyond" and Dr. Kozol will spend some time talking about the book, and will do selected readings. His father, Frank Kozol, went beyond Normandy and into French Intelligence, so this will be a different take on someone's World War II experiences. Dr. Kozol will speak at the Musuem at 2 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($29.95 for hardcover, $19.95 for paperback as quoted by Dr. Kozol). On exhibit will be

Weekly Update

Hello all! Hard to believe it is already June! Oliver Ames High School graduates the Class of 2018 on Sunday at Frothingham Park (as long as the weather holds). Congratulations to all of the OA graduates, and to all of you who are graduating this year! I am pleased to announce our participation in a new program: Passport to History! Created by the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton, MA., the Passport features 11 area museums you can visit this summer. Your first admission to each is free with your passport, which is available at any of the participating museums. Get your passport stamped at each one you visit! This is a great way to get yourself immersed with the history of the Old Col