Framingham History News & Events


Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11am-5pm 

Bowditch Field, Framingham, MA

The Framingham History Center has been very involved in helping the MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau bring Metrofest to Bowditch field on September 20th and we want to be sure our members and followers come and join what promises to be a terrific community event — not to mention delicious!  Be sure to stop by our booth as you also take in much of the cultural offerings of the MetroWest region.  See you there!

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Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation

Friday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
registration required

1013396_10151696976989872_1591998888_nThis workshop will take place at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham, Massachusetts, in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society. It is open to teachers, librarians, archivists, members of local historical societies, and all interested local history enthusiasts.

Designed for educators and local history enthusiasts, this workshop will explore some of the social, cultural, economic, and political concerns expressed by New England towns as the United States was attempting to form a new government in the 1780s and 1790s.

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Voices from the Old Burying Ground

October 25th, 2014, 4:00 pm

Meet on Main Street

old burying ground

Do you dare to be led amongst the tombstones, summoning the ghosts of Framingham’s past to tell their legendary tales? You just may hear from the heroic Peter Salem, the quick-thinking Jonathan Maynard, midnight rider Abel Benson, the wealthy Buckminsters, the tragic Mrs. Twitchell, and other specters who may or may not appear.  This program is in collaboration with Plymouth Church.  Content is most suitable for persons age 8+. Wear appropriate footwear to accommodate hilly terrain.

Purchase tickets here.

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Four Centuries of Framingham History


The Academy is currently exhibiting the Framingham timeline Thursday – Saturday from 1-4 pm. Admission is $5/person; free for members and children under age 10.

Come and visit the Framingham History Center’s permanent exhibition featuring the history of area Native Americans, early settlers, the Revolutionary War, the first industries of straw and wool through to the current global corporations with headquarters here in Framingham.

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