Weekly Update

Greetings fellow history lovers! I had a very nice evening with a great group of people in Lakeville this week. They were welcoming and interested to hear about Easton. A few people who were there have Easton connections, and I hope they will find their way up here to visit us! Last Saturday I had the pleasure to meet someone who has an interest in railroading. I was actually on my way out and getting ready to leave when I saw him pull up to take some photographs of the tracks and our building. After a brief talk and a quick history of the railroad in Easton, he assured me he will be returning to learn more about the Museum and our building. Speaking of railroads, this week I have pick

Weekly Update

Greetings! Spring, it isn't! After a thorough soaking yesterday, I woke this morning to lots of cold wind and an inch or so of snow. All those flowers that recently pushed up from beneath the previously frozen earth will need a winter coat for a few days! This week we are taking the "show" on the road in a few different ways. First of all, Chronicle fans will know that a few months back the show featured the Ames Free Library in an episode of "Warm and Cozy Places." If you missed it, that episode will be re-broadcast on Monday night. Chronicle can be found on WCVB TV, Boston. And if you check out the Chronicle website you can see a feature about restoring a painting in the former Frede

Weekly Update

Greetings one and all! March is full of unique days it seems. If you didn't notice, yesterday was Pi day! A day to honor that most unique of numbers and endless Pi jokes. For example, there is a tee shirt with the saying "my password is the last eight digits of Pi" and the old joke from the familiar formula, Pi R square, no cakes are square, pies are round! OK, enough bad puns. Math was important to me as a machinist and was always handy when solving for missing information. It was so important that my former teacher, the late Joseph Selila of West Bridgewater, had a special way to focus on it. When teaching shop math at Southeastern Regional, every math test for four years began with th

Weekly Update

Happy spring! Well, almost. We still have a fair amount of snow around here, and I have been knocking some pretty long icicles off of the building! But we are one day closer to spring today, so I can handle that. However... One sign of the coming spring is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time! Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour or you'll be late for our... Open House, Sunday from 1-5 p.m.! I have selected a few interesting pieces to whet your historical appetite, so come on over and check them out. The coffee will be on, and you can check out some great items including... An invitation to the dedication of the Paul Dean Lodge Masonic Lodge in 1881! John Lufkin was a charter

Weekly Update

Greetings from a snowy Easton! It is very pretty here this morning. Even though we are in between storms, there is a silver lining to today's snowfall. It is that light, fluffy snow that makes it so much easier to move! The Town of Easton has begun pre-treating roads with a salt solution prior to storms, and I think it has been very helpful in keeping our roads clear. A hearty thank you to all of our DPW workers for doing a great job on Easton's roads! This past Wednesday, State Auditor and Easton resident Suzanne Bump held a reception at her office to celebrate the rehanging of the portrait of Governor Oliver Ames in the Massachusetts Statehouse. The event was attended by many members o