About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Framingham History Center is to preserve and share Framingham’s history in order to encourage connection to community.

The Framingham History Center was established in 1888 as the Framingham Natural History and Historical Society. Visiting information >>

Our Manifesto

The Board of Directors voted to adopt a manifesto for Active Collections on May 24, 2016. To read the manifesto, click here.

Our Work

The town of Framingham is best known for its busy thoroughfares, and densely populated downtown. This image overshadows a history that is as rich as the history of its neighboring towns, where heritage is a major portion of its economic and cultural base. Framingham’s history has taken a back seat to over 60 years of enormous changes that have impacted the town’s sense of community. It is time to showcase Framingham’s heritage and reap the rewards that benefit other neighboring towns.  We do this by providing a rich offering of public events, lectures, exhibitions, celebrations, and tours, we inspire and educate the public, provide community gatherings, and share historical research resources with all. Learn more at What We Do >>