We are very pleased to announce a new website - www.eastonmahistoricalsociety.org! This completely new site was designed from the ground up by Oliver Ames. High School senior Samantha Streton over the summer. She worked with the Directors to give us a web presence that will provide better content, an improved store, and easier to navigate pages. It will also view better on your mobile devices. The new site is similar in name to the former one, except the .org extension better defines us as a non-profit organization. Make sure you bookmark the new website as the former one will be taken down soon. Our email address has not changed. Click the "About This Website" button to learn more about Samantha!
We are also pleased to announce the newest edition of Reminiscences! Volume 11 is now available both in the new Museum store and at the Museum. You can read about our 50th Anniversary celebration of receiving the former Old Colony Railroad Station as a gift from the Ames and Parker families; a powerfully touching remembrance of Edward Smith, who died in Vietnam, by Mark C. Bergeron; learn about apple cider being pressed at Johnny's Cider Mill by Mary-Ellen Boyle; wearing corduroy pants and other articles of clothing in the 1940's by Avery Lee Williams; Ed Leonard's well researched story linking a Center Street shop, an Easton family, a maritime disaster of epic proportions, and the beginning of pediatric medicine; original poetry by Anne Wooster Drury; and many other interesting articles about Easton. You may order Reminiscences: Volume 11 through the new online store, by appointment at the Museum for curbside pickup, or by mail. The cost is $10 each plus shipping when applicable. We are grateful to Mrs. Carol Misiewicz whose generous donation in memory of her husband Dr. Robert F. Misiewicz made this edition possible.
The Easton Community Calendar is now available at the Museum and other places around town. This special calendar contains many items of local interest, the school calendar, information on Town boards and civic groups, Easton sports, and much more. A special focus this year is the history of the Easton Lions Club.