Weekly Update

Hello folks! Hope you are having a great week! It is school vacation week, and the snow has finally given young people an opportunity to go sledding! Lots of young fun seekers have been over at the Governor Ames Estate and Borderland State Park, taking advantage of the gentle slopes there. When I was a kid, we used to sled at an old sand pit behind Highland Street. We would drag our sleds down South Street, cross Highland, and go into the woods. A short distance in, the land had been dug out, leaving a sharp incline that once scaled would provide some good downhill fun! Somehow I did not mind the cold so much back then! There was a small brook that ran across the bottom of the hill, so i

Weekly Update

Good day! The sun is out in its full glory this morning, and sure is a nice sight to see after a cold and rainy day yesterday. We had a very busy open house last week. It was great to see so many people out! There is a lot of interest in the new book "In Death Remember'd" that discusses gravestone carvers in our area. Visitors from as far away as Lakeville and Berkley came in to check the book out. Others were taking a good look at some rare old photos, a beautiful copper-tone cake carrier, and an A&P ad from 1929 that featured a lot of familiar brand names and items. Now, for some business! Your dues letters will be mailed this week, so please keep a watch out for it. Your annual d

Weekly Updates

Greetings everyone! Congratulations to our New England Patriots on their victory in Super Bowl LIII! The team begun by John S. Ames, Jr. and nine others back in 1960 for the old American Football League has certainly earned a place in sports history. How about a little history this weekend? Here are a few clues on our open house this Sunday from 1-5 p.m.: 1790, 1825, 1846, 1870, 1898, 1903, and 1950! What do those numbers mean? They represent the years of some of the items that will be on display for you to discover. In 1791 Hannah Fuller married Reuben Harlow. A pewter plate, with the initials HF stamped on the reverse, will be on exhibit. It was given to us by the late Earl Nichols

Special Announcement

Greetings fellow history lovers! The Society is pleased to announce the availability of a terrific new book! "In Death Remember'd - 18th Century Gravestone Carvers of the Taunton River Basin" by Vincent F. Luti is a beautiful hardcover edition illustrating the work of notable gravestone carvers who worked during the Colonial period in our region. This 154 page volume is heavily illustrated and focuses on the work of five gravestone carvers: David Linkon of Norton; Barney Leonard of Taunton and Bridgewater; Ebenezer Winslow of Berkeley; Cyrus Deane of Taunton; and Jabez Carver of Raynham. The edition contains short notes on the life and work of each carver, and illustrations of their associ

Weekly Update

Hello from frozen Easton! This cold spell brought very low wind chills to the area, and the furnace at the Museum has been cranking away to keep the cold where it belongs - outside! Did you know that during the late 1800's weather like this would be cold enough to cancel school? Not because it was too cold for students to walk or travel, but because the schools could not be heated enough! Those old coal furnaces just could not heat a large building like the old Easton High School during the worst winter days. Many a student was happy to look out their window and see the thermometer hovering around zero. No school! Of course that probably did not stop the chores of feeding the animals