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

round robin march 1920

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.

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.

The Dennisons Tickets


Unexpected Archive: Part One and Two

Saturdays, March 14 and April 11, 2015, 2 p.m.

Edegll Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham

There is a seemingly endless supply of Dennison treasures and we look forward to continue sharing them with you on these Saturday afternoons. Subject matter will be different from previous Roundtable presentations. Saturday exhibit hours are 1-4 p.m.

Questions? Call 508-626-9091.

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

caroling 2014

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.

A Dennison “Tag Town Lager” Beer Launch!

Thursday, November 6, 2014    

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House

One Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

beer glass

In anticipation of our exhibition, join us at John Harvard’s for free appetizers and samples of a specially brewed ale in honor of “The Dennison.” John Harvard’s will be selling this brew through December donating $1 to the FHC for every pint sold. Bring family and friends and stay for dinner too! Pint glasses (shown here) will be sold for $10 at the launch party.

Tickets are not required as this is a FREE sampling event!

 

 

The Dennison Mfg. Company 1844 – 1990: Opening Night for Members & Donors only*

Friday, November 14, 2014    

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak St., Framingham, MA

largest tag factory in the world (2)

From creating the first American-made boxes to producing the ubiquitous tags and labels that organized the country, the Dennison name meant quality. Trace the timeline of this remarkable company. Take in the window displays, discover Babylonian tags from 2400 B.C. and surprising crepe paper art among the many eye catching images and treasures from the past. While viewing the exhibition, enjoy refreshments including complimentary hors d’oeuvres centered around the Dennison theme and a “Reinforcer” cocktail specially created for this festive night!

*If you want to join us as a member that night or beforehand, click here to join at a special rate of $18.97.

 

The Dennison Mfg. Company 1844 – 1990: Exhibition Open to the Public

Saturday, November 15, 2014 

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak St., Framingham, MA

Exhibition open Wednesday-Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. until December 2015.

dennison girl

Admission: Free to FHC members, $5.00 non-member

Special new member rate of $18.97 will apply throughout the duration of the exhibition.

 

 

Dennison Employee Reunion

Thursday, December 4, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Historic Village Hall

2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA

Dennison_logo_w-smokestackJoin us and many other former Dennison employees, their families, and family members of those who are no longer with us for a special reunion. Visit with friends and take in an exhibition that will bring you back in time. Over a year ago, Avery Dennison shipped back a tractor trailer full of archives to Framingham and the Framingham History Center staff and volunteers have been sorting through them ever since.  This exhibition is a celebration of the return of this archive and the Dennison legacy.

The Reunion will take place at the Village Hall on the Framingham Centre Common    (2 Oak St.) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The exhibition will also be open across the street at the Framingham History Center (3 Oak St.)

Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited. Be sure to reserve your spot(s) by sending your check made out to the FHC to:

Annie Murphy, Executive Director

Framingham History Center

P.O. Box 2032

Framingham, MA  01703

Or visit the homepage to purchase tickets. If you can’t make it and want to make a tax deductible donation to the FHC toward their efforts to preserve the Dennison collection, follow this link or mail your check to this non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

A Dennison Employee Reunion- FULL!

Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Historic Village Hall*
2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA

Dennison_logo_w-smokestackJoin us and many other former Dennison employees, their families, and family members of those who are no longer with us for a special reunion. Visit with friends and take in an exhibition that will bring you back in time. Over a year ago, Avery Dennison shipped back a tractor trailer full of archives to Framingham and the Framingham History Center staff and volunteers have been sorting through them ever since.  This exhibition is a celebration of the return of this archive and the Dennison legacy.

The Reunion will take place at the Village Hall on the Framingham Centre Common (2 Oak St.) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The exhibition will also be open across the street at the Framingham History Center (3 Oak St.)



The Dennison Reunion Committee:

Pete Allen                          Lou D’Amaro                     Burt Marmer  

Jerry Anderson         Dennis and Marlene Hurley      Nancy Prince 

Sheila Babine                      Del Mack                           Jerry Tardif

Sushil Bhatia                

 

*Regrettably the Village Hall is not handicapped accessible.      

Voices from the Old Burying Ground

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 4:00 pm

(Rain date, Sunday, Oct. 26th, 4:00 pm)

Meet at the Old Burying Ground on Main Street in Framingham

Back by popular demand — the ghosts of Framingham’s past.  Stroll among the oldest graves in Framingham and you never know who might pop up!

Meet quick thinking Jonathan Maynard,wrongly accused witch Sara Clayes, heroic former slave Peter Salem, the town’s first minister – Rev. Swift and a special debut by revolutionary midnight rider Abel Benson.  Content is most suitable for persons age 8+. Wear appropriate footwear to accommodate hilly terrain.

Please join us afterwards at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, for hot cider and sweets.

Online ticket sales are closed as of 10 am, Saturday morning. There may be a few tickets left; please call the office at 508-626-9091 before 2:30 pm to reserve last minute tickets.