HUGE Annual Tag Sale

Saturday, June 6, 2015

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA

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Join us rain or shine both inside and outside the Library, parking is available in front and behind the Historic Village Hall. The types of items that will be sold are Framingham books and collectibles, gently used household items, small furniture, antiques, linens, books, and more! Continue reading

In the Footsteps of a Civil War Hero – A Walking Tour of General Gordon’s Framingham

Flag Day – June 14, 2015

Framingham Centre Common

Tours at 1:00; 2:00; 3:00: 4:00 p.m.

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Online sales have ended. Same-day tickets may be purchased 10 minutes prior to the 1pm and 3pm tours. Tickets $5 for FHC members and $10 for non-members.  Call 508-626-9091 with your name, number, number of tickets and tour time to reserve last minute tickets.

Join us for a rare opportunity to experience the Center Common and especially the area along the Sudbury River as it was before and after the Civil War.  This guided tour will feature four living history tableaux among the buildings and settings of General Gordon’s childhood and later life. You will truly be taking a walk back in time as so much of this area remains intact. Continue reading

Annual Meeting 2015

June 16, 2015 – 7:00PM
Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham


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Featured speaker: Vincent Cannato, UMass Boston Associate Professor of History

The Framingham History Center invites our members to our annual meeting. Following a brief annual meeting, Vince will speak about his new book American Passage: The History of Ellis Island and Framingham resident, Edward F. McSweeney, the first person to manage Ellis Island in 1892. Edward lived in the 1812 House currently being renovated by Framingham State University. Wine and cheese will be served.

Unexpected Archive with former Dennison executive Lou D’Amaro

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham

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Come hear Lou D’Amaro, former President of Dennison Stationary Products Company, during a one hour “unexpected archives” conversation this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Lou will combine his wonderful humor with a wealth of stories about Dennison and the office products industry for a personal perspective on the more recent company history.

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A Dennison Roundtable – Part 2

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7PM

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham

Free for FHC members, $5 for non-members

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Because there was not nearly enough room to display all of the treasures found in the Dennison archives for our current exhibition, we are hosting another roundtable discussion. Since our first Dennison Roundtable, where Curator, Dana Ricciardi, and volunteers presented their favorite archival discoveries, we have had time to dig more deeply into this rich archive. Come and learn more from this talented team of researchers as they discuss never-before-seen items that were the result of further exploration.