HUGE Annual Tag Sale

Saturday, June 6, 2015

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA


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, keys, and more! Continue reading

Annual Meeting 2015

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

3 Oak Street, Framingham


1812 House

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.

Bella Costa Marathon Fundraiser

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6 – 9pm

Bella Costa Ristorante

147 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701


Join us for dinner and meet the runners! To help our two marathon runners reach their fundraising goals, the Framingham History Center has partnered with local restaurants that offer $15-20% of your meal cost to our cause. No coupon required. Make sure to tell your waiter/waitress that you are there for the Framingham History Center.

The Dennisons – A Family Ahead of their Time

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 P.M.

Historic Village Hall

2 Oak Street, Framingham

$5/FHC member, $10/non-member

Dennison family portait

Libby Franck will portray Kate Ware Smith – a Framingham wife, mother and social worker who became a part of the Dennison family when her son Edmund married Henry S. Dennison’s daughter Helen. Kate will provide a glimpse into this remarkable family of reformers from Henry with his progressive economic and social activities to the women who were highly educated and devoted to local and national reform agendas. Kate will recollect Helen and Edmund’s marriage on the Centre Common after fire destroyed the family home. She marvels at the medical research, healthcare, recreation and art programs run by socially conscious women at the Civic League founded by Henry and other local business leaders. Activities at the family home on Nobscot Mt. filled with horses, dogs, capers and a lot of music will come to life. Kate will also travel to Maine where the Dennisons renewed their energy at the family camp a source of great joy and sorrow.

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Caroling on the Common

Saturday December 13, 12:00-3:00pm

Edgell Memorial Library 12:00-1:00pm (shopping and exhibition)

Historic Village Hall 1:00-3:00pm

2 & 3 Oak Street, Framingham Centre

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We are hosting our traditional family holiday celebration!  Take part in a festive shopping event after viewing our Dennison Mfg. Company: 1844-1990 exhibition at the Edgell Memorial Library.  We’ll feature discounted items in our Museum Shoppe and our new Christmas ornament!

Then join the caroling inside the Village Hall with Voices of MetroWest and enjoy delicious treats and hot chocolate.  Santa will be here, so bring your camera!

Children can also craft a keepsake frame as a special memento.