A Dennison “Tag Town Lager” Beer Launch!

Thursday, November 6, 2014    

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House

One Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

beer glass

In anticipation of our exhibition, join us at John Harvard’s for free appetizers and samples of a specially brewed ale in honor of “The Dennison.” John Harvard’s will be selling this brew through December donating $1 to the FHC for every pint sold. Bring family and friends and stay for dinner too! Pint glasses (shown here) will be sold for $10 at the launch party.

Tickets are not required as this is a FREE sampling event!

 

 

The Dennison Mfg. Company 1844 – 1990: Opening Night for Members & Donors only*

Friday, November 14, 2014    

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak St., Framingham, MA

largest tag factory in the world (2)

From creating the first American-made boxes to producing the ubiquitous tags and labels that organized the country, the Dennison name meant quality. Trace the timeline of this remarkable company. Take in the window displays, discover Babylonian tags from 2400 B.C. and surprising crepe paper art among the many eye catching images and treasures from the past. While viewing the exhibition, enjoy refreshments including complimentary hors d’oeuvres centered around the Dennison theme and a “Reinforcer” cocktail specially created for this festive night!

*If you want to join us as a member that night or beforehand, click here to join at a special rate of $18.97.

 

The Dennison Mfg. Company 1844 – 1990: Exhibition Open to the Public

Saturday, November 15, 2014 

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak St., Framingham, MA

Exhibition open Wednesday-Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. until December 2015.

dennison girl

Admission: Free to FHC members, $5.00 non-member

Special new member rate of $18.97 will apply throughout the duration of the exhibition.

 

 

Dennison Employee Reunion

Thursday, December 4, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Historic Village Hall

2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA

Dennison_logo_w-smokestackJoin us and many other former Dennison employees, their families, and family members of those who are no longer with us for a special reunion. Visit with friends and take in an exhibition that will bring you back in time. Over a year ago, Avery Dennison shipped back a tractor trailer full of archives to Framingham and the Framingham History Center staff and volunteers have been sorting through them ever since.  This exhibition is a celebration of the return of this archive and the Dennison legacy.

The Reunion will take place at the Village Hall on the Framingham Centre Common    (2 Oak St.) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The exhibition will also be open across the street at the Framingham History Center (3 Oak St.)

Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited. Be sure to reserve your spot(s) by sending your check made out to the FHC to:

Annie Murphy, Executive Director

Framingham History Center

P.O. Box 2032

Framingham, MA  01703

Or visit the homepage to purchase tickets. If you can’t make it and want to make a tax deductible donation to the FHC toward their efforts to preserve the Dennison collection, follow this link or mail your check to this non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

A Dennison Employee Reunion

Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Historic Village Hall*
2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA

Dennison_logo_w-smokestackJoin us and many other former Dennison employees, their families, and family members of those who are no longer with us for a special reunion. Visit with friends and take in an exhibition that will bring you back in time. Over a year ago, Avery Dennison shipped back a tractor trailer full of archives to Framingham and the Framingham History Center staff and volunteers have been sorting through them ever since.  This exhibition is a celebration of the return of this archive and the Dennison legacy.

The Reunion will take place at the Village Hall on the Framingham Centre Common (2 Oak St.) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The exhibition will also be open across the street at the Framingham History Center (3 Oak St.)

Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited. Be sure to reserve your spot(s) by sending your check made out to the FHC to:

Annie Murphy, Executive Director

Framingham History Center

P.O. Box 2032

Framingham, MA  01703

 

Or visit www.framinghamhistory.org/dennisonreunion to purchase tickets. If you can’t make it and want to make a tax deductible donation to the FHC toward their efforts to preserve the Dennison collection, follow this link or mail your check to this non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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The Dennison Reunion Committee:

Pete Allen                          Lou D’Amaro                     Burt Marmer  

Jerry Anderson         Dennis and Marlene Hurley      Nancy Prince 

Sheila Babine                      Del Mack                           Jerry Tardif

Sushil Bhatia                

 

*Regrettably the Village Hall is not handicapped accessible.      

Voices from the Old Burying Ground

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 4:00 pm

(Rain date, Sunday, Oct. 26th, 4:00 pm)

Meet at the Old Burying Ground on Main Street in Framingham

Back by popular demand — the ghosts of Framingham’s past.  Stroll among the oldest graves in Framingham and you never know who might pop up!

Meet quick thinking Jonathan Maynard,wrongly accused witch Sara Clayes, heroic former slave Peter Salem, the town’s first minister – Rev. Swift and a special debut by revolutionary midnight rider Abel Benson.  Content is most suitable for persons age 8+. Wear appropriate footwear to accommodate hilly terrain.

Please join us afterwards at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, for hot cider and sweets.

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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A Dennison “Tag Town Lager” Beer Launch!

Thursday, November 6, 2014  

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House

One Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

beer glass

In anticipation of our exhibition, join us at John Harvard’s for free appetizers and samples of a specially brewed ale in honor of “The Dennison.”  John Harvard’s will be selling this brew through December donating $1 to the FHC for every pint sold. Bring family and friends and stay for dinner too! Pint glasses (shown here) will be sold for $10 at the launch party.

Tickets are not required as this is a FREE sampling event!

New Exhibition! “The Dennison Mfg. Company 1844 – 1990″

Opening Night  – A member/donors only event*

Friday, November 14, 2014

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak St., Framingham, MA

*If you want to join us as a member that night or beforehand, we have a special rate of $18.97.

largest tag factory in the world (2)

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Opening Day – Open to the public 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak St., Framingham, MA

Exhibition open Wednesday-Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. until December 2015.

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