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History Roundtable Discussion: Shoppers World

December 2nd, 2009

It’s finally here!  My work, the Framingham History Center, is holding their monthly History Roundtable discussion and this month we’re discussing the sorely missed original Shoppers World.

Saturday, December 5
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Edgell Memorial Library (3 Oak St.)

Tell you own stories or listen to others and check out the display of photos and artifacts, including the old route 30 sign which was “fun” for my gracious volunteer crew to move into the display area:

We’ll be serving “Jordan Marsh” blueberry muffins provided by the culinary students at Keefe Tech and Panache coffee will graciously be supplying the joe.  So before you go to battle route 9 to do holiday shopping at the current stupid “Shoppers World”, stop by and remember the original!

Thank you to those who serve.

November 11th, 2009

The town had a small ceremony outside the Edgell Library (which is a Civil War memorial building)this morning that was really nice and a great way to honor those who have served.

A Thank You to Voters and Veterans

November 6th, 2009

Below is the press release for an event at work, which has been interesting to be involved in.   I got to help Peter Harvell (Framingham’s Veteran’s Services Director) set up part of the exhibit and he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to military art.  I feel like I’ve learned so much just in the past couple of days.   Before the exhibit, we’re also having a thank you party for people who voted for the Edgell Library in the Partners in Preservation initiative.
It’s on a weekend, it’ll be fun and you get to see this!

The Framingham History Center Presents:
A Thank You Party for Voters and Veterans
Sunday November 15th  1:00-4:00 pm
Thank you party and refreshments 1:00-3:00 pm
Veteran’s Program (all welcome) 3:00-4:00 pm
Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham

Honoring the community spirit that brought Framingham a $100,000 preservation grant, and our Veterans, the Framingham History Center is inviting voters and Veterans to join us at the Edgell Memorial Library on Sunday November 15th between 1:00 & 4:00 p.m.  If you voted for the Edgell Library during the Partners in Preservation competition, we want to thank you with a variety of complimentary soups and desserts provided by Tastings Caterers.  We are also welcoming and honoring our Veterans during this time with refreshments and an exhibition of Trench Art: Collecting from the Battlefield.  

From 3:00-4:00 pm Framingham’s Veteran’s Services Director, Peter Harvell will discuss the exhibition of war souvenirs collected and crafted by soldiers from past conflicts.  Throughout the day there will also be FREE appraisals of battlefield collectibles. 

Check out the calendar for upcoming events too.

Shopper’s World event

October 18th, 2009

Last month I started my awesome new job at the Framingham History Center and we recently began a monthly event called “History Roundtable Discussion”.  I suggested having one about the old Shopper’s World and my boss was very supportive of the idea. efeito colateral ivermectina em cães   So now I’m looking for any old photos and artifacts to display (I love my job!).

We’d love it if people would loan or donate anything for this event, a few people have already submitted some great old photos and items but there’s always room for more. using ivermectin injectable for rosacea   We’ll also be showing the old neon sign that was on route 30 and serving Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins! ivermectina puedo tomar dando de lactar   The event will be December 5th so I’ll be posting again as we get closer, but if anyone wants to contribute you can email me at:

Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour

October 1st, 2009

Yay, it’s finally my favorite month, October!   I’m excited that the Framingham History Center is running their Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour.  Below are some details from their website:

“Take a 45 minute trolley ride through Framingham’s mysterious past.  Costumed actors tell true stories “dug up” and verified by author James L. Parr during a tour that features haunting scenes at actual locations of the town’s most bizarre and scary tales.  Sword fighting pirates, ghosts, highwaymen and eerie tableaus will unfold as riders wend their way through the highways and byways of town. After the tour visitors will be treated to refreshments and a variety of activities at the “haunted” Edgell Memorial Library on Framingham’s Centre Common.  Esmeralda will tell fortunes, while paranormal investigators will share the “results” of their stake out at the library last winter.”

Check out their site for more info and to buy tickets:

Missing Cat :(

August 3rd, 2009

My friend’s cat has been missing since August 1st. His name is Cappa, has a microchip and lives on Duggan Road. He also really friendly. If you find him please call Laura at 508 879 2893. Thanks!

Flag Day

June 12th, 2009

It’s a bummer that the Flag Day celebration at Farm Pond was cancelled but the Framingham History Center is holding a Flag Day Open House on Sunday, June 14  from 3:00-4:45pm.

From their publication: “We will host an Open House at the Edgell Memorial Library (3 Oak St. can ivermectin be administered to a nursing doe rabbit ) to showcase the Civil War flag carried by the 13th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. ivermectin treatment for cats   The public is invited to view this 34 star silk flag – perhaps the oldest existing flag in Framingham – prior to Flag Day ceremonies at 5:00 pm at the Edgell Grove Cemetery (Soldier’s Lot at the back corner of the cemetery)”

I think this is a great way to carry on the tradition of Flag Day while sharing a piece of history and remembering what our country’s flag stand for.

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