An Exhibition of Floyd Walser’s Art
The Framingham History Center presented an exhibition of Floyd Walser’s art at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, in Framingham. The exhibit was open during the first two weeks in April, Wednesday through Saturday, April 2-5 and April 9-12, 2008, from noon to 4PM.
The watercolor paintings depicting Framingham scenes, portraits, and photographs are a gift of Hazel and the late Carlo Belloli, and Richard Rotelli. They illustrate the life of a remarkable man who overcame severe disabilities due to polio and painted with only the use of his right arm. For more information watch the video below, or call 508.872.3780.
If you enjoyed these paintings, you may want to purchase one of the limited edition prints the Framinghman History Center is making available in the online Museum shop by going directly to the prints by clicking here.
Structure and Design
This exhibition celebrated Framingham’s architectural riches. Structure and Design: Three Centuries of Framingham Architecture was presented to the public from April 26 through August 16, 2003.
The Museum celebrated the lives and the contributions of Framingham Italian-Americans in an exhibition and program highlighting the theme of “Abbondanza! The Richness of Italian-American Life in Framingham.” The exhibition ran from March 27 through August 28, 2004.
The exhibition featured personal histories, from the immigrants’ departure from Italy through their lives in Framingham, and the lives of their descendants, captured in personal belongings including passports, naturalization papers, photographs, needlework, dolls, tools and cooking implements.
On the eve of new developments at the former State Musterfield, an exhibit was designed to commemorate this historic site. Two panels, a diorama and brochures for visitors illustrated the history of the training and assembly area for the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, in use since the first encampment in 1873.
The Musterfield exhibit will become a permanent part of the Framingham time line in the Old Academy building
Were they heroes – or ordinary Framingham citizens called upon to do extraordinary things? Toward Victory: Winning World War II From Home will raise this question through an exhibition and a series of programs organized by the Framingham Historical Society and Museum and sponsored by Banknorth. The exhibition ran from April 2 through September 24, 2005.