Framingham History Center To Receive $70,000 for Climate-Controlled Display Cases

  

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s administration released the funds for “earmarks” included in the Fiscal Year 2018 General Appropriations Act, funding approved by the Legislature for local projects throughout the Commonwealth. 

One such earmark  was $70,000 for the purchase of new climate-controlled display cases for the Framingham History Center,which will ensure that artifacts are displayed in a manner to adequately protect them.

 

FRAMINGHAM – The Commonwealth is awarding the  Framingham History Center $70,000 to purchase climate-controlled display cases.

“The Framingham History Center is the steward of three of the city’s most historic buildings on Framingham’s Centre Common – the Old Academy (1837), the Village Hall (1837) and the Edgell Memorial Library (1872).  And while these buildings are architecturally significant, they are not ideally suited to house and display fragile historic artifacts,” said Rep. Chris Walsh.

“As an architect and student of history, I understand the importance of preserving historical artifacts and buildings and I wanted to do something to help the History Center’s mission to preserve and share Framingham’s history in order to encourage connection to community,” said Rep. Walsh, a Democrat, who represents Framingham.

“I was thrilled last year when Representative Walsh came to us and asked us whether there was something specific state funding could help with, and we decided on funding to purchase climate controlled display and storage cases,” said Annie Murphy Executive Director of the Framingham History Center.

“Some of these significant items include a recorder, one of six musical instruments in New England from the Revolutionary War period, and a tune book carried through the Revolutionary War by 13 year old fifer Thomas Nixon Jr. who was at battles including Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, and New York Harbor,” said Murphy.

“Having climate controlled display cases will also allow us to safely display original documents including slave sales receipts for two young girls and the original deed for land bought by John Stone from five Native Americans who were part of the Praying Indian colony in Natick,” said Murphy.

 

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The Framingham Beat – Mysteries at the Museum

Published on Nov 22, 2017

IT’S AN HONOR FOR THE HISTORY CENTER AND VERY EXCITING FOR FRAMINGHAM TO HAVE SUCH A GREAT SHOW VISIT THE LOCATION, WHERE VISITORS CAN CHECK OUT LOCAL EXHIBITS SHOWING THE RICH HISTORY OF FRAMINGHAM AND ITS INTERESTING RESIDENTS … STACEN GOLDMAN, CURATOR OF THE HISTORY CENTER SHARES MORE ABOUT THE “MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM” VISIT AND THE HISTORY CENTER…

$9,830 MutualOne Grant Will Help Framingham History Center Use Technology To Link To Past

  

FRAMINGHAM – A recent $9,830 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation to the Framingham History Center will bring the community’s past to life with history-focused education programs including support of a new Framingham History Center mobile app available to the general public including students at all levels.

The grant will be used to expand the Center’s core educational programming – supporting tours for 700 third graders, as well as Civil War programming for the entire 8th grade at the Cameron Middle School to enhance their new Civil War social studies unit.

New programming will also be created for local scouting troops, preschools, and other educational institutions, according to Annie Murphy, Executive Director of the Framingham History Center.

“Framingham has a rich history, and we are pleased to help bring that history alive for today’s students,” said Robert P. Lamprey, chair of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, “We are happy to endorse and sponsor this novel educational approach to learning.”

The $9,830 grant to the Framingham History Center was among awards totaling $68,330 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.

Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $3.8 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.

MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.

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Celebrating MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent grant are (from left) Jean Hoskins, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Lincoln Street, Framingham office; Framingham History Center Executive Director Annie Murphy; Laura Stagliola, museum assistant & education coordinator at Framingham History Center; and Susan Acton, MutualOne Charitable Foundation board member.

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The Framingham Beat – Jo Jo The Magician at FHC

Published on Aug 1, 2017

OUTGROWING THE SMALLER SPACE AT EDGELL MEMORIAL LIBRARY…THIS YEAR’S FIVE WEEK PROGRAM IS ALL AT THE HISTORIC VILLAGE HALL. THE SECOND WEEK OF THE SERIES FEATURED LOCAL FAVORITE…JO JO THE MAGICIAN. THE FULL HOUSE HAD KIDS OF ALL AGES ENJOYING A COOL, AIR CONDITIONED SUMMER MORNING WITH LOTS OF LAUGHS AND SURPRISES. JO JO’S BLEND OF TRICKS AND COMEDY KEPT KIDS ENTERTAINED, AND FREE SNACKS HELPED KEEP LITTLE ONE’S ATTENTION. THE THURSDAY MORNING PROGRAM LETS OUT AROUND THE START OF THE FARMER’S MARKET ON THE CENTER COMMON…SO CAREGIVERS CAN GET DOUBLE ACTIVITIES FROM ONE OUTING.

Framingham History Center’s Volunteer of the Year Announced

  

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham History Center held its annual meeting earlier this week and announced its volunteer of the year.

The award went to Ruthann Tomassini.

She has been a research volunteer since 2012. She and Town Historian Fred Wallace have answered countless inquiries and met with hundreds of members and patrons for research projects, according to the Center.

“Sometimes Ruthann does such a great job that she ends up doing a family’s genealogy – she will say to me “you know, one thing leads to another.”  One of those projects lead to a sizable donation to the Framingham History Center in her honor,” said Framingham History Center Executive Director Annie Murphy.

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