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.