Town Historian Pens Book About History of Cushing Hospital

Damianos Publishing will host a book signing with author Fred Wallace on Friday, April 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Unexpected Archive with former Dennison executive Lou D’Amaro

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham

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Come hear Lou D’Amaro, former President of Dennison Stationary Products Company, during a one hour “unexpected archives” conversation this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Lou will combine his wonderful humor with a wealth of stories about Dennison and the office products industry for a personal perspective on the more recent company history.

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The Dennison Mfg. Company: 1844-1990

largest tag factory in the world (2)Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham

Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
Hours: 1-4pm, Wednesday thru Saturday until December 31, 2015; Admission Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members.

The story of “the Dennison” is very much the story of Framingham for nearly 100 years. From 1897 when it came to town until 1990 when it merged with Avery Corporation and operations were moved to California, Dennison was at the forefront of manufacturing, progressive management, technological innovation and marketing ingenuity. From creating the first American-made boxes to producing the ubiquitous tags and labels that organized the country, the Dennison name meant quality.

This exhibition features a timeline tracing nearly 150 years of manufacturing, product development, retail and industrial systems, marketing initiatives, and progressive management practices that ensured the welfare of Dennison employees.

Exhibits feature Dennison product “firsts” from jewelers boxes (1844) to jewelers’ tags (1851) to first American made crepe paper (1894) to Christmas stickers and gift tags (1901) that gave rise to the Christmas gift wrapping industry. Pre-Babylonian “tags” dating back to 4,000 B.C. and crepe paper art are among other eye stopping objects that you won’t want to miss.

A Dennison Roundtable – Part 2

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7PM

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham

Free for FHC members, $5 for non-members

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Because there was not nearly enough room to display all of the treasures found in the Dennison archives for our current exhibition, we are hosting another roundtable discussion. Since our first Dennison Roundtable, where Curator, Dana Ricciardi, and volunteers presented their favorite archival discoveries, we have had time to dig more deeply into this rich archive. Come and learn more from this talented team of researchers as they discuss never-before-seen items that were the result of further exploration.