Tea & Talk Series – Dating Vintage Clothing

tea series collage
February 16th @ 2:00 p.m.
Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham

With an understanding of simple visual cues, anyone can identify different eras of fashion. For       instance, did you know that sleeve shapes will tell you the difference between a dress from the 1830s and the 1850s? Learn how to date historic garments like a fashion expert from FHC Curator, Stacen Goldman. 

Tickets are sold out for this program as of February 1st. Thank you for your interest!


Tea & Talk Series – 19th & 20th Centuries Makeup Trends

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April 2nd @ 2:00 p.m.
Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham

Just like clothing, attitudes toward and availability of makeup changed as women’s place in society changed. Lisa Massimiano from Skin Smart Salon in Ashland will review popular makeup trends from the late 19th century to the 1940’s. Lisa encourages you to come dressed in your favorite vintage clothing but it isn’t required.

Members $5; Non-members $10. Space is limited; Reservations required.


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Rescheduled Program – A Charter Chat: 100 Years of Charter Reform

charter cropped, darker
Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 P.M.
Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham

(Please note that this program was rescheduled from Sunday, 2/12 due to weather conditions.)

As the town comes closer to a historic referendum on the work of our most recent Charter Commission, this program will provide historical context leading up to the town-wide vote on April 4th. Read more >>


Tea & Talk Series: Who was Edna Dean Proctor?

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March 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham 

Enjoy tea while viewing a short lecture that will take you more deeply into our History in the Stitches exhibition. All guests are invited to stay and view the exhibition.

We knew Edna Dean Proctor was a local poetess during the Civil War era, but since we chose her 1870s tea gown for our exhibit we decided to do more digging. Storyteller Libby Franck will discuss Edna’s remarkable life including a solo trip to Russia. Libby is not able to join us for a live presentation on this day however, and Access Framingham has recorded her for our viewing. 

Members $5; Non-members $10. Space is limited; Reservations required.


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Edna Dean side view

Tea Gown owned by Edna Dean Proctor – 1890s