Tuesday Tours at Ten

Greetings! Join us as we continue with our summer Tuesday Tours at Ten! Tomorrow, July 31, meet at the Museum at 10 a.m. sharp and take a tree tour of the Governor Ames Estate! Located diagonally across Oliver Street from the Museum, the estate contains a number of specimen trees planted during the ownership of Governor Oliver Ames, and later his son Oakes Ames. The Governor was instrumental in shaping the landscapes, and his love of trees is evident as you look around the property. His son Oakes, chair of the Botany Department at Harvard University, expanded the plantings in later years. Oakes also was very involved with the Arnold Arboretum, and may have used some of the property on h

Weekly Update

Greetings all! Summer is in full force now with hot, humid days and warm nights! The Red Sox are in first place in the American League East, and a four game series with the New York Yankees is about to start. Just what you would hope for in July! The Easton VFW George F. Schindler Post 2547 has been dedicating squares in memory of the three Easton men who were killed 100 years ago in World War One. On June 10th, a marker was dedicated in memory of 1st Lt. George S. Shephard at 77 Center Street. July 15th was chosen to honor Pvt. George F. Schindler at the intersection of Williams and Jenny Lind Street, near his home. Tomorrow, July 29th, the Post will conduct the third dedication with

Tuesday Tours at Ten

Greetings! Ed Hands will be leading another of his summer series of Tuesday Tours at Ten tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. sharp. Meet at the Museum. This week we will tour the Village Cemetery behind Unity Church. Weather may prevent us from walking, so use your best judgement. A program will be presented rain or shine, so we will either do the walking tour or Ed will present a program on the cemetery at the Society Museum if it is raining. Frank

Weekly Update

Greetings! I would like to introduce you to George Andrews. George was born and raised in Easton on what is now Mechanic Street. His father, William Andrews, was the first person to settle there in the 1840's, building a house at what would be 7 or 9 Mechanic Street, in the area that is now occupied by the former Methodist Church building. (The house was probably torn down or moved to make room for the relocation of the church from the Rockery to Mechanic Street.) George went on to marry and build his own home which now stands on the little lane off of Mechanic Street (15 Rear). George and a number of Easton men answered the call to duty when the Civil War broke out, joining the 7th Mass.

Tuesday Tours at Ten

Hello everyone! This week's Tuesday tour will kick off promptly at 10 a.m. at the Museum. Ed Hands will take us on a learning adventure as we look at the exteriors of Unity Church, the Unity Church Parsonage, Unity Close (built by Oliver Ames, Jr. in 1863), an over -the-fence look at the gardens, and the former Ames Company office building on the corner of Oliver Street and Main Street. We will not be going inside any of the buildings on this tour. It looks like it will be a warm and muggy day, so please dress appropriately. Water will be available at the Museum prior to the tour. For those wondering about an interior tour of Unity Church, plan on joining us for the Stained Glass Tour sch

Tuesday Tours at Ten

Hello all! I hope you will join Ed Hands as he leads a tour of Queset House and Gardens tomorrow, Tuesday the 10th, at 10 a.m. Meet at the Historical Society Museum, wear comfortable shoes, and learn about the development of the Queset property through the ages. I look forward to seeing you! Frank

Weekly Update

Greetings, and a happy 4th of July week to all! This Sunday we will hold our monthly Open House from 1-5 p.m. at the Museum. Come in and see the 1899 Town Boundaries of Easton book that was recently featured in the Enterprise, Easton Journal, and other area papers! Check out a vintage trumpet that was played at many Easton weddings and other events, some interesting clothing items that have been found in old houses, and two antique fire extinguishers from the Easton Fire Department. Are you wondering what people did for entertainment years ago? Take a look at some tickets for events held around Easton from the 1880's to the 1930's! Refreshments included, all we need is you. If you have

Tuesday Tours at Ten

Good morning all! Just a reminder that Ed Hands will be leading a tour today at 10 a.m. with some patriotic flair! Meet at the Society Museum to tour three war memorial sites: Veteran's Park, the World War I Memorial on Main Street, and the Rockery. Did you know that the Rockery was intended as a memorial? Come and find out more about all of these memorials during this star-spangled tour. Frank