What Shall We Do with Our Daughters? A Lecture on Mary Ashton Rice Livermore

Image: (left) Mary Livermore, (top right) cartoon of the dramatic corseted waist, (bottom right) corsets on display at the Framingham History Center

Image: (left) Mary Livermore, (top right) cartoon of the dramatic corseted waist, (bottom right) corsets on display at the Framingham History Center

March 19th at 2:00 PM
Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak St, Framingham

Presented by Joan Grassey-Spinazola

Mary Livermore was one of the most fascinating women of the 19th century and yet she is practically unknown today. As a suffragist, abolitionist, and co-director of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in Chicago during the Civil War, she travelled across the country giving thousands of inspirational speeches and raising serious money for her various causes.Read more >>


Tea & Talk Series – Dating Vintage Clothing

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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 6th @ 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

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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

tea series collage
Enjoy tea while listening to a short lecture that will take you more deeply into our History in the Stitches exhibition. All guests are invited to stay after the talk to view the exhibition.

Dating Vintage Clothing – February 16th @ 2:00 p.m. With an understanding of simple visual cues, anyone can identify different eras of fashion. Continue reading…

Who was Edna Dean Proctor? – March 9th @ 2:00 p.m. We knew she was a local poetess during the Civil War era… Continue reading…

19th & 20th Centuries Makeup Trends — April 6th @ 2:00 p.m. Just like clothing, attitudes toward and availability of makeup changed as women’s place in society changed. Continue reading…Read more >>