Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 6pm

The Village Hall*

2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA

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Featured speaker: Robert Halpin, Framingham Town Manager

The Framingham History Center invites our members to our annual meeting. We need your vote on our new slate of officers and the annual budget. Following this, there will be a brief “year in review” comments by FHC Executive Director, Annie Murphy and Curator, Dana Dauterman Ricciardi. Our featured speaker, Robert Halpin will present his view of the “state of the Centre Common” and other historic properties in town. Wine and cheese will be served.
*The meeting will be in the Baker room which is handicapped accessible.

TAG SALE!!

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Edgell Memorial Library

3 Oak Street, Framingham 

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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!

Everything that has been donated to the Tag Sale and proceeds of the sale are in support of the Framingham History Center and our mission to preserve Framingham’s unique history.

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The 13th Annual House Tour

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Sunday, May 18th, 12:00-5:00 pm

We are thrilled to present an exciting theme for the Framingham History Center’s 13th annual House Tour – Arts and Culture

Join us for a tour of homes that inspire, reflect, and showcase the creativity of their owners who include painters, potters, inventors, sculptors, collectors, designers and craftsmen. Continue reading

“From Framingham to the Battlefield and Back”: A Civil War Teacher Training Workshop July 8-11: FULL!

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Teachers examining primary sources, Workshop 2013

This four day workshop will take place at the Framingham History Center’s Edgell Memorial Library from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., July 8-11, 2014.

The workshop will focus on the Civil War collections and archives at the Framingham History Center and the Massachusetts Historical Society as well as recently published works on local Civil War history, a walking tour, and guest lecturers and performers. Continue reading

The Four Winds… Concrete Pearmain House

Concrete Country Residence: 1909

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Historic Village Hall*

2 Oak Street, Framingham

Featured speaker: Phil Dubuque, Photographer

Many locals knew this house as “Igor’s Mansion” – a deserted and some say haunted concrete home situated on the back of Nobscot Mountain off of Wayside Inn Rd. Photographer, Phil Dubuque, became entranced with the house and was able to photograph the building from top to bottom before its demolition. His research lead him to the fascinating story of Alice Pearmain who designed the house at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading