Reflections on the End of an Era

On December 31st of this year, 2017, the era of government by town meeting will come to an end in Framingham.  Since our incorporation more than three hundred years ago we have conducted our business in this manner, often called the “purest form of democracy”.  Reaction to becoming a city has been mixed.  It has […]


Volunteer Opportunity! GRF Project

General Resource File (GRF) Digitization Project — The General Resource File is a collection of research materials of all Framingham topics A-Z. The goal of this project is to make this wealth of information accessible to all researchers through digitization. Under the direction of the FHC Curator, the volunteer will scan topical folders, read materials and build a […]


Framingham History Center App

In the Footsteps of a Civil War Hero: General Gordon’s Framingham A self-guided audio tour of the historic Centre Common Although it was far removed from the heat of battle, Framingham’s Centre Common carries echoes of the Civil War to this day. Download the Framingham History Center app and get to know General George H. […]


Framingham Charter of Incorporation – Transcribed

June 21, 1700 Upon a full hearing of the matters in difference between the town of Sherborn and the inhabitants of the plantation of Framingham, containing all that tract of land formally granted to Thomas Danforth, Esq. next adjoining Sherborn upon the North and Northerly. ORDERED. That the said Plantation called Framingham, be from henceforth […]