The 13th Annual House Tour and Patrons Party


The 13th annual Framingham History Center House Tour

Sunday, May 18th, 12:00-5:00 pm

We are thrilled to present an exciting theme for the Framingham History Center’s 13th annual House Tour – Arts and Culture.   Join us for a tour of homes that inspire, reflect, and showcase the creativity of their owners who include painters, potters, inventors, sculptors, collectors, designers and craftsmen.  Continue reading

“From Framingham to the Battlefield and Back”: A Civil War Teacher Training Workshop July 8-11. Application now available.

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Teachers examining primary sources, Workshop 2013

This four day workshop will take place at the Framingham History Center’s Edgell Memorial Library from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., July 8-11, 2014.

The workshop will focus on the Civil War collections and archives at the Framingham History Center and the Massachusetts Historical Society as well as recently published works on local Civil War history, a walking tour, and guest lecturers and performers. Continue reading

The Four Winds… Concrete Pearmain House

Concrete Country Residence: 1909

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Historic Village Hall*

2 Oak Street, Framingham

Featured speaker: Phil Dubuque, Photographer

Many locals knew this house as “Igor’s Mansion” – a deserted and some say haunted concrete home situated on the back of Nobscot Mountain off of Wayside Inn Rd. Photographer, Phil Dubuque, became entranced with the house and was able to photograph the building from top to bottom before its demolition. His research lead him to the fascinating story of Alice Pearmain who designed the house at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading

Volunteer Training Session: March 5, 2014


The Framingham History Center is pleased to announce the opening of a permanent exhibit of it’s Civil War collection at the Edgell Memorial Library. We would like to open this exhibit to the public during the same hours as the the FHC’s permanent collection at the Old Academy from Wednesday-Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm and are looking for volunteer greeters to make this possible.

On Wednesday, March 5th from 10-11am, the FHC staff will be hosting a volunteer greeter training session to get YOU involved !

If you are interested, we invite you to come announced and unannounced! For more information, call 508-626-9091 or e-mail

volunteers_neededHave you ever wanted to be the smiling face that welcomes people to a place that is significant to your local community? Are you interested in reading and transcribing Civil War and post-Civil War diaries? Have you considered volunteering but not sure how to do so or what you wanted to do?

The Framingham History is currently searching for dedicated volunteers to act as greeters for our two buildings, the Old Academy and the Edgell Memorial Library, during the open hours Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4 PM.  Our current exhibitions on view are “Four Centuries of Framingham History” and “Framingham Remembers… The Civil War”. Continue reading

“A Most Rash but Magnificent Charge” Book Launch

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Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak Street, Framingham

Town Historian and Framingham History Center volunteer, Fred Wallace, will present a sequel to his first work on General George H. Gordon that uncovers a critical piece of the General’s Civil War story. Antietam was the one battle that Gordon did not write about and Wallace felt compelled to learn more about his role in the bloodiest day of the war. Continue reading