Civil War Living History and Encampment Weekend

Living History Civil War Event

October 3-4, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, October 4, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Take a trip back in time as our Common is transformed into a tableau of Union and Confederate soldiers’ tents, complete with famous dignitaries, canon, a blacksmith’s forge, period shopping, and a host of family activities including a special itinerary for American Girl doll Addy Walker. The Civil War Living History & Encampment on the Centre Common is free and open to the public. Activities will be held rain or shine. Reenactors click here for information and registration.

In addition to a Civil War Dance, the Civil War Living History & Encampment will feature:


Civil War Dance at Historic Village Hall

Saturday, October 3rd, 7:30 – 10:30 PM

civil war ball


Join us for a wonderful evening of Civil War dances, with live music by the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers with the Ad Hoc Waltz and Quadrille Band! No previous knowledge of the dances is required, as each dance will be taught during the evening. Dances are easy and fun to learn and meant for all ages.

Dance tickets are $20 per person through September 19, $25 person beginning September 20.

The Historic Village Hall, 2 Oak Street, Framingham, is a beautiful building built in 1834 and the ballroom is a perfect location for a Civil War dance. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Ladies, plan to bring your best dresses and shoes, Read more >>

MetroFest 2015

Saturday, September 26th

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex

475 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702


The Framingham History Center is attending the event as an exhibitor and we invite you to join us on this festive day! MetroFest is the MetroWest Visitors Bureau’s signature event showcasing the richness and diversity of the region’s music, arts, and culinary offerings, with a wide range of activities appealing to all ages. It truly is MetroBest!Read more >>

Reenactor Information

Living History Civil War Event

Click here for the  Reenactor Registration Form.

We held a Civil War Encampment three years ago and it was very well received by reenactors. We saw large, enthusiastic crowds. The Encampment will take place on the Framingham Centre Common. Use 2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA for your GPS.Read more >>

“The Dennison Mfg. Company: 1844-1990” exhibit on view at Edgell Memorial Library

Wednesdays through Saturdays

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham

Framingham History Center To Unveil Dennison Manufacturing Company Exhibit

Opened November 15, 2014 to the public, this exhibition will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA 01701 through December 2015.

Free for members, $5 for non-members. Please stop on by for a wonderful docent or self-guided tour. Also on display for visitors to view is the permanent Civil War exhibit, “Framingham Remembers… the Civil War.”