The town will unveil a statue of native son - and father of public education in the United States - Horace Mann this weekend, some 221 years after his May 1796 birth.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Emmons and West Central street. Statue committee co-chairwoman Deborah Pellegri said coffee and pastries - sponsored by the school department - will be available beginning at 10 a.m.
State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin - a member of the statue committee - will be speaking, as will State Sens. Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and Richard Ross, R-Wrentham.
“Javier Cevallos, the president of Framingham State University will be there,” Roy said. “Horace Mann founded Framingham State as one of the first teachers colleges in Massachusetts.”Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|looking through the surrounding wall at the statue base in the rain|