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.
This exhibition, housed in the Edgell Memorial Library, attempts to answer why such a small New England town erected such a magnificent memorial building six years after the war. It presents poignant letters to and from its boys on the front lines illustrating tremendous pride in their hometown, and in turn, the town’s pride in their service.
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 >>
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.