Greetings from a wet and wild Easton! The first nor'easter of the season is bearing down upon us. The rain has already brought down a number of leaves off the trees and soon they will be quite bare. Out with the colors, and in with the rakes!
We have added several items to the Museum store that you will find interesting. First, we have a selection of prints done by the late Mary Bodio. One print features Easton landmarks, another the Gardens of Unity Close (done to commemorate the Town of Easton's 275th anniversary in 2000) and the third features Easton schools. All of these full color prints are printed on fine paper and make a great gift for someone. The price is $20 each plus shipping. The next item of interest is the latest volume of Reminiscences that features a number of interesting stories along with articles based on new research. The current Frederick Ames has written a very informative article on the first three Frederick L. Ameses. Ed Hands looks at where George Washington slept (or maybe didn't?) in Easton. There is original poetry, color photos, and a lot more to give you some interesting reading on a cold winter's night. A very small sampling of all that is included, so I encourage you to check one out! The price is $10 each plus shipping. Other volumes are also available. We have also listed for sale lithograph prints of the bird's eye maps of North and South Easton. Dating between 1881 and 1891, these images were made from photographs taken from a hot air balloon. Familiar streets and buildings are accurately drawn, so you will recognize them, perhaps even your own home! Prints are $10 each plus shipping. All of the prints and maps can be sent in mailing tubes. Approximate sizes are listed in the item descriptions. You can shop the store at https://www.eastonmahistoricalsociety.com/shop. That's all for now, time to go out and try to duck raindrops, not an easy task! Frank