Weekly Update

A warm holiday greeting to all! This weekend kicks off the festivities in Easton in a big way. The annual Holiday Festival by the Easton Lions Club begins Saturday morning, and we'll be busy here at the Museum. We will host the Easton Garden Club and their always popular Greens Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will find wonderful fresh arrangements, raffles, and who knows what else! Join us as we open the season. The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Join us for a fun day, good coffee, refreshments too. This is a great time to begin your holiday shopping by purchasing Reminiscences Volume 9, Mary Bodio prints, Easton maps, and other gifts. Don't forget to attend the Li

Weekly Update

Hello! Hope you enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving! Did you survive the midnight runs of Black Friday shopping? Getting ready for Cyber Monday? Don't forget Small Business Saturday! Some of the neatest gift items and ideas can be found at the small businesses in your town and neighborhood. With all of the advertising blitz from mainstream stores and web sites, remember to take a look around town while you shop. Small businesses support the communities they are in, so by supporting them, you also help your community. Museums make a great place to shop as well, and I hope you'll remember your local historical museum. Printed copies of the winter newsletters have been mailed and you should receive you

Weekly Update

Hello fellow history lovers! Yesterday brought two significant events to Easton: the first snowfall of the season, and a special visit. First, the weather was difficult as a storm came in overnight delivering about 4" of snow, followed by rain, making for a very heavy snow and unpleasant morning on Friday. Second, the weather did not deter a scheduled visit of hardy mid-westerners who were already in Boston for an event! We welcomed in a group of people from the Glessner House Museum, Chicago. The John J. Glessner House is the only H. H. Richardson building left in Chicago. It was designed by Richardson who unfortunately did not live long enough to see the building completed in 1887. Th

Brown Betty Recipe

Hi all, several people have responded to my prior email regarding the Apple Brown Betty recipe I mentioned. Those who came to our Open House yesterday had a chance to sample the dish, and a few asked for the recipe as well. I have included it below. Other variations are available online. I used canned apple filling (2 cans, rinse off the juices, leaving only the apple slices), and I also used a hearty white bread and lightly toasted it to give it the stale bread texture it needs. Enjoy! Frank Apple Brown Betty “Brown Betty” was a popular dessert dating to Colonial times, and very popular during World War I. It makes use of stale bread and any fruit that might be in season, and therefore re

Weekly Update

Greetings from a wet and chilly Easton! It suddenly seems that the Holidays are upon us. Stores have had Christmas displays and even very early "Black Friday" sales already! But in the rush to December, let's not forget Veteran's Day. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, then known as the "Great War." The armistice was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. In honor and memory of our World War I veterans we will focus our open house, which falls on November 11th this year, with a display based on several World War I veterans; specifically those who were honored with the naming of squares this year. They are Geor

Weekly Update

Greetings! The New England weather has proven the old adage once again: if you don't like the weather, wait! We went from frosty mornings to warm and wet weather, and the rain is coming down pretty steadily now as I write this. Remember to set your clocks back one hour tonight as Daylight Savings Time ends. We all get an extra hour of sleep tomorrow morning! The picture below is interesting, showing the Reed house at Easton Center, or Monument Square as it used to be called. The house, which some have dated to the 1760's, has been empty for a decade or more and has fallen into disrepair. Now the house has been listed for sale! I am hopeful that a buyer might be found who would be will