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 […]
By Stacen Goldman, FHC Curator Perhaps the most eye-catching part of our new exhibit, History in the Stitches: Framingham Fashion through the Centuries is the canopy that dominates the center of the space, underneath which stand three brides from three centuries. These dresses share one key detail that instantly makes their matrimonial purpose clear: they […]
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 […]
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 […]
Who would you go to for wooden tub repairs? A cooper, of course! A few months ago this wooden tub was in pieces. Time and weather conditions had caused the metal hoops to fall off and the pieces of wood had come apart. Why would we want to keep a broken tub you ask? Because […]
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by Stacen Goldman, FHC Curator If you’ve already been to see our newest exhibit “History in the Stitches: Framingham Fashion through the Centuries,” then you may remember this tea gown. You may have learned from the exhibit a little bit about the history and use of the Tea Gown in the late 19th Century, but we […]