Weekly Update

Greetings, and a Happy Valentine's Day to all of you history lovers!

We had a very busy open house last week, which featured items from Easton's own Olympic Gold Medalist, Jim Craig. It was nice to see so many people come out, spend some time with us, and reminiscence about that 1980 Gold Medal winning team that brought so much patriotism and pride in the midst of the Cold War.

As announced last week, we now have Easton Historical Society coffee cups available, and new this week, cloth tote bags are in stock! These draw string bags, which we ran out of during the recent holidays, are available for $6 each, 2 for $10, or free with a $25 purchase from our Museum store!

The Old Colony Civil War Round Table has an exciting talk coming up next week discussing letters from a local soldier. The flyer is attached for you to check out.

And finally, below is a photo of the former North Easton Post Office and Bank building. We get a lot of questions regarding this building, which sits across Main and Barrows Street from the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and opposite the Rockery. Built in 1905, it housed the former post office on the left, and the North Easton Savings Bank on the right. From the 1930's to about 1960, the Easton Town Offices were located on the second floor. Many people believe it to be one of our H. H. Richardson buildings, and there is a close relationship to the other Richardson buildings in North Easton. It was designed and built by Richardson's successor firm of Shepley, Ruttan, and Coolidge nearly 30 years after Richardson's death in 1886. However, it hits the mark, fitting in very nicely with the neighboring Richardson buildings ( the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and the Ames Free Library).

Have a great week,

Frank

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