Greetings from Historic Easton

Greetings from historic Easton! The Easton Historical Society and Museum will hold the Ken Martin Memorial Bottle and Can Drive this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, at the Society. Please, Massachusetts returnable items only! For many years Ken Martin ran this important fundraiser for us that has helped to fund Society programs, purchase archival supplies, and help with the heating bill. The Society meant a lot to Ken, and he meant a lot to us, so we carry his work on with this event that is now named for him. We thank you for your past generosity, and thank you for continuing to support us!

This past Sunday we hosted a group from the Dedham (MA) Historical Society. It was a beautiful day for a walk through the Richardson buildings and the Olmsted landscapes, and the group was a terrific bunch of people who thoroughly enjoyed being here for a visit. One of the group was an architect who works in the offices of Shepley Bulfinch, the current successors to the Richardson firm. It was a nice opportunity to make a connection with someone from that firm. A nice surprise was the donation of a Richardson monograph of the Memorial Buildings in North Easton that was published after Richardson's death in 1886. The excellent photos depict the Frederick Lothrop Ames Gate Lodge, Oliver Ames Free Library, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, and our own North Easton Railroad Station very shortly after their completions. We express our thanks to Mrs. Oliver F. Ames and her son Oliver for coordinating the tour. Thanks also to Frederick Ames for making the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall available, and to Uma Hiremath, Library Executive Director, and Tim Hurley for opening the Ames Free Library for our guests.

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