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.

Town Historian Pens Book About History of Cushing Hospital

Damianos Publishing will host a book signing with author Fred Wallace on Friday, April 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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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Framingham’s Town Seal

The Old Academy

Framingham: 1600s – 1700s 


Thomas Danforth

Sarah Clayes ——

Sarah Towne Clayes (Cloyes)

Origins of the Salem Witch Trials

The Three Towne Sisters

Warrant arrest for Sarah and Peter Cloyes

Spinning and Weaving of Flax and Wool


Colonel Thomas Nixon Jr.

Peter Salem

Abel Benson

Transportation & Knox Cannon Trail

Framingham: 1800s

Peter Parker’s teacher desk

Framingham’s First Industry – Straw Bonnets

Colorful Birds from Brazil

Dolls & Doll House

Early Transportation, Worcester Turnpike, B&W Railroad, Trolleys and Bicycles

Framingham: 1900s

Telephone, Television and Milk Delivery

Framingham Heart Study

Women’s Suffrage in Framingham

Christa McAuliffe 

Water Log worksheet