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Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 10:44 pm on May 14, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Saxonville offers lots to see and do in the first part of June!

On National Trails Day, on June 4th, tour the Cochituate Rail Trail from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and learn about its natural and historic features. Park at 500 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham. Check in across the street at the Cochituate Brook Reservation, (the grassy cleared area between Crispus Attucks bridge and Suburban Shell Gas Station).

From 4 - 5:30 p.m. view a slide presentation at Eastern Mountain Sports, Rt. 9 E, Natick. Visit www.crtrail.org for details.

On June 7th (rain date June 9th) Art conservator Rika Smith McNally will be professionally restoring our WWII Memorial located in front of the Athenaeum Hall on Concord St. Her work is sponsored by the Framingham Historical Society & Museum, Perini Corp., and MetroWest Homes. For information, contact Charlene Frary at 508-877-3556 or CFraryRltr@aol.com

On June 8th at 7 p.m., Cable station Channel 9 will re-broadcast Framingham Trivia - The Saxonville Edition as taped at the Friends of Saxonville's annual meeting.

On June 11th, Discover Saxonville - A Day in Pinefield, from 10 - 3 at Pinefield Shopping Center. See framingham.com calendar for details and www.saxonville.org.

Also on June 11th, take part in Riverfest Activities: a 7 a.m. Birdwalk on the Carol Getchell Nature Trail, a 10 a.m. Canoe ride from Central St. to Saxonville, and a 1 p.m. Kayak ride along the Oxbow section of the Sudbury River. For details, go to: www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org.

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Toward Victory Exhibit Opens

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 9:05 pm on April 3, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Historical Society & Museum opened its latest exhibit with a well-attended reception on Friday, April 1st.

Toward Victory: Winning World War II from Home, explores the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by the people of Framingham during WWII. The exhibit, housed in the Edgell Memorial Library, (a monument to Framingham's Civil War soldiers), is free and open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is an expansion of the museum's usual hours.

Edgell Library is located at the corner of Edgell Rd. and Oak St. and is notable for the Civil War statue and large, cast iron urn on its lawn as well as its Gothic style architecture.

The exhibit is a combination of museum holdings, including an impressive number of wartime posters, uniforms, and memorabilia, as well as loans from area residents.

The exhibit will run through September 24, 2005.

For further information, call 508-872-3780 or visit framinghamhistory.org

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Exhbition: Toward Victory: Winning World War II from Home

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:41 pm on March 1, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Historical Society & Museum presents the exhibit Toward Victory: Winning World War II from Home from April 2 - Sept. 24, 2005 at the Edgell Memorial Library Building, corner of Edgell Rd. & Oak St.

The exhibition features not only items in the museum's collection, but also materials on loan from area residents. The exhibit includes 1940's home furnishings to provide a sense of the WWII home. Several posters, momentoes and war souvenirs will be part of the exhibit.

For information, call 508-872-3780 or visit www.framinghamhistory.org

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Memorial Building Rotunda Skylights Restrored

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:19 am on October 17, 2004

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Skylights in the lobby of the Memorial Building which houses a Veteran's Memorial will soon be uncovered as part of a renovation project.

Another project inspired by Framingham Town Owned Building's Director Jim Egan who found the tar-papered and painted skylights and worked to get the project rolling to restore the hall's entrance to it's pre-WWII glory.

The skylights were covered up in 1942 per order of the governor as part of a blackout operation during WWII.

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