Current Exhibitions

Framingham Remembers…The Civil War Exhibit

The history of the Civil War and Framingham is a collection of intriguing individual stories of national significance as well as the collective story of a town that contributed more than its share. Framingham entered the war from the start with a united front and supported its servicemen with wholehearted zeal.

In April 2017, the FHC launched its first app featuring In the Footsteps of a Civil War Hero: A Walking Tour of General Gordon’s Framingham on the Centre Common. This free app is a self-guided version of one of our most popular tours with historic images, professional narration, and location-aware tour stops. Download the app on the iPhone App Store or Google Play. 

Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
Admission: Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members, $2 per FSU ID.
Hours: 1-4pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays (on permanent display) 

Virtual Exhibits

We invite you to browse portions of our collections on your own schedule and wherever you can access the worldwide web. Virtual exhibits enable us to supplement the exhibits in the Framingham time line, in the Old Academy building, and our special exhibitions in the Edgell Memorial Library building. To learn more, or browse the online collections, visit the Virtual Exhibits page >>

Past Exhibitions

October 2016 – September 2017: History in the Stitches: Framingham Fashion Through the Centuries: Set against a backdrop of Framingham images and artifacts, this exhibit featured fashions that both pleased the eye and illuminated the lives of some very special Framingham women.   We chose pieces that reflected the social mores, economic status, and the personalities behind the ever-present decision we all face daily – what to wear?

November 2014 – June 2016: The Dennison Mfg. Company: 1844-1990: this exhibition featured a timeline tracing nearly 150 years of manufacturing, product development, retail and industrial systems, marketing initiatives, and progressive management practices that ensured the welfare of Dennison employees.

2013: Shoppers’ World… 1951-1994: this exhibition featured images, merchandise, and memorabilia that took visitors back to a “kinder, gentler shopping center.”

2008: Floyd Walser’s watercolor paintings of Framingham scenes

2005: Toward Victory: Winning World War II From Home: Were they heroes – or ordinary Framingham citizens called upon to do extraordinary things?

2005: Musterfield: illustrations of the history of the training and assembly area for the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, in use since the first encampment in 1873.

2004: Abbondanza! The Richness of Italian-American Life in Framingham.

2003: Structure and Design: a celebration of Framingham’s architectural riches.

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