Greetings, fellow lovers of history! Sunshine has returned to Easton! Today I noticed that some of the trees have finally begun to bud and that is a welcome sight.
We have several events coming up for you. First is our annual "Chowder and Chatter" evening on Thursday, May 3rd, 6 p.m. at Southeastern Regional High School. A few seats are available for this wonderful evening which has been generously provided by Lee and Kevin Williams for many years! The original idea for this was suggested by Dr. Bob Misiewicz. Following a feast of chowder, cornbread, deserts and coffee, you will hear from a panel of guests who have been invited to speak on the secret history of their homes. I was just in one of them today and I think you will be very interested to hear what the owner has to say! Thanks to our expert moderator Ed Hands who will be guiding the discussion. Please call the Society at 508-238-7774 or check with Hazel Varella at 508-238--3614 for any available seats. Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 6th at 2 p.m. at "Queset" which is the former home of Oakes Angier Ames. Emily Wormwood, under the tutelage of William Ames, has been researching some members of the Ames family, and she will present her findings on Oakes Angier Ames, son of U. S. Congressman Oakes Ames. Oakes Angier played a prominent role in the history of the Ames Shovel Company during its greatest period. Following the presentation Hazel Varella will conduct a tour of "Queset" which you will find very interesting. "Queset" is located directly behind the Ames Free Library and there is plenty of parking available. Our monthly open house will be held on the 3rd Sunday, May 20th, at the Society. Janice Hatchfield Lyttle will present a talk on her family, which traces their roots back to the Mayflower. She has an extensive family tree that forms the basis of her talk. I will share more about her talk as the date approaches.
Please note that we will not be open on the second Sunday in May due to Mother's Day.
Below is a photo of "Queset" taken during the 1870's. Who are the people in the photo? Be sure to attend our Annual Meeting to find out! Have a great week, Frank