Black History Month Feature: From Slavery to Freedom: A Slave Narrative of Aunt Sally Williams Recorded by Edna Dean Proctor

Sunday, February 25, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street

Storyteller Libby Franck will portray Edna Dean Proctor as an abolitionist and journalist who published Aunt Sally Williams’ story just 5 years after Uncle Tom’s Cabin was released.  Born in New Hampshire and buried in Framingham, Edna Dean Proctor spent many years in Brooklyn, NY at the home of Henry Bowen, publisher of The Independent. When Aunt Sally showed up at the offices of the paper in January 1857, Edna was asked to record her story.Read more >>

Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984) Book Launch

Thursday, March 8th
7:00 P.M.
Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak St.

Join us for a presentation and discussion of FHC member Elizabeth Fideler’s latest book titled Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist.  Margaret Welch grew up on Beacon Hill and as a child spent summers in the Pearmain House on Wayside Inn Road in Framingham.  Read more >>

We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History


Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:00 P.M.
Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham
$15 ($12 FHC & Amazing Things members, $6 students)

We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. Read more >>

Views of Framingham’s Past: People, Places, & Things

View of Framingham Centre, 1808 by Daniel Bell

Exhibit hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
November 17th through March 13th
Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street

Come learn about the stories behind selected artwork from the Framingham History Center’s collections. This temporary exhibition is peppered with old favorites, rarely-seen gems, and maybe even a few surprises.  
Free for FHC Members, $5.00 for non-members.

Women’s History Month Feature: Framingham’s Daring Dozen

Sunday, March 25th
2:00 p.m.
Edgell Memorial Library

In 2003, former Town Historian Steve Herring created a list of Framingham women whom he felt should be recognized as part of a hypothetical Framingham Women’s Memorial, or what we might now think of as a Women’s Hall of Fame.  Considering 300 years of history, he narrowed his list to 10 women of “great talent, ability, and strength.” Read more >>

Dennison now a permanent part of Edgell Library exhibits

Dennison corner

We have taken down the Dennison Mfg Co. exhibit, but have retained a portion of it as a permanent part of our visitors’ experience at the Edgell Memorial Library. Former Dennison employees and their families, and all others interested in Dennison history are encouraged to come and visit.

The Edgell Memorial Library is open Monday through Friday, 10AM – 4PM, located at 3 Oak St, Framingham. Also explore our permanent Civil War Exhibit and our rotating exhibition space.