The Framingham History Center Presents
The 12th Annual House Tour
Sunday, May 19th, 12 – 5 pm
The Framingham History Center’s 12th annual House Tour features a diverse collection representing three centuries of New England architecture! Join us as we explore a mix of unique homes that includes one-of-a-kind creations as well as popular and classic mid-century styles creatively customized to meet the changing needs of today’s homeowners. Continue reading
Friday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
2 Oak Street, Framingham
Don your poodle skirts and saddle shoes (’50s dress optional) and dance like they did on American Bandstand! DJs Dave and Jeanne Bowman will be spinning the “45s” with doo-wop dance tunes and ballads that remain popular to this day! Try out or show off dance styles of the era – such as the twist, jitterbug, cha-cha, and lindy hop. There will be prizes awarded for most authentic outfit and best dancer, male and female! Refreshments too! Appropriate for all ages. $5/adult; maximum $20/family. Continue reading
The Framingham History Center recently held a History Month program featuring Libby Franck portraying “Mary Ware Dennett: Survivor of Scandal, Agent of Reform”. Rick Holmes of the MetroWest Daily News previewed the program here:
Mary Ware Dennett
- Survivor of Scandal, Agent of Reform
Sunday, March 24
Historic Village Hall
2 Oak St, Framingham
While living in the Dennett enclave in Framingham, Mary and her architect husband Hartley were leaders of the local Arts and Crafts Movement. Mary faced public disgrace as her husband pursued his client and “soul mate” Margaret Chase. After notorious divorce trials to win custody of her two young sons, Mary turned to her New England roots as a fearless reformer for the betterment of society. Her contributions to Women’s Suffrage, World Peace and Birth Control were significant, yet her fear of public scrutiny borne from her personal trials compelled her to hide from the limelight. Libby Franck, well known resident Reenactor, brings Framingham’s Mary Ware Dennett to life with an amazing true-life story that is deserving of study and appreciation.
$5/person; Reserve your seat via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor’s Note: This program serves as a wonderful precursor to the Hartley Dennett house, a featured stop on the FHC’s House Tour May 19th!
Michelle McElroy is running the Boston Marathon for the third time! Thanks to The Town of Framingham’s donation of a marathon number to the Framingham History Center via Selectman Charlie Sisitsky, Michelle is taking on the challenge once again, with a goal to raise $4000 for the FHC! She’s out there training now and needs your support. Pledge now to keep her running and to keep Framingham’s history running too!Join us in sending Michelle off in style!
Please consider making a donation in support of Michelle’s outstanding contribution to the FHC by clicking on a sneaker below!
Click on a sneaker to pledge for Michelle’s run
If you prefer, you may send checks made out to:
Framingham History Center to PO Box 2032, Framingham, MA 01703
The Framingham History Center is currently seeking to fill a part time Development Assistant’s position (20 hrs per week). Tasks generally center around on developing sustainability based on the Benevon model, utilizing the etapestry platform and working with an established Development Committee. Resumes should be submitted to email@example.com on or before February 20th. Read “more” for the complete job description… Continue reading
Inspired by the overwhelming enthusiasm of our members and visitors who loved our Shoppers World roundtable, this exhibition will feature images, merchandise, and memorabilia that will be sure to bring you back to this “kinder, gentler shopping center.”
The country’s first mall east of the Rockies included the iconic Jordan Marsh dome anchoring 44 original stores with an interior courtyard that served as a cultural stage and community gathering spot for more than 40 years. Promoters of this new mall were right out of “Mad Men,” coming up with ingenious ways to bring shoppers from all over New England to this cutting edge retail mecca – or as one planner called it “an opportunity for a re-creation of community spirit.
Exhibition open Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm until September 30, 2013 at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham.
Admission is $5/person; free for members and children under age 10.
Arrangements can me made for groups by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special new member rate of $19.51 is offered throughout the duration of the exhibition!
Do you have specific recollections and perhaps a photo of a Shoppers World occasion? Click the button to share your memories on the FHC website: