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 […]


Our Clara Barton Connection

Until recently the only historical connection that I was aware of between Framingham and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and one of the most famous women in American history, has been her brief term of service as superintendent of the state prison for women now known as MCI-Framingham. But now I am […]


Christmastime at Shoppers World

This submission written by storyteller and FHC volunteer Libby Franck (written in 2009) Christmas at Shoppers World in Framingham (1951-1994) used to be truly festive.  Two levels of stores surrounded an open courtyard.  Bridged walkways let you walk from one side to the other.  With Jordan Marsh at one end and General Cinema at the […]