Showing posts with label museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label museum. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

"Love Letters to the Presidents" audio recording of State Rep Jeff Roy - 02/13/22

 FM #731 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 731 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the presentation and talk titled “Love Letters to the Presidents”. Franklin’s State Rep Jeff Roy presented at the Franklin Historical Museum on Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 to a full house. Jeff shared his adventures as he traveled to each of the Presidential libraries and museums.


Mary Olsson, Franklin Historical Commission, provides the very brief introduction to Jeff.


The link to the presentation document is included in the show notes.


The recording runs about 1 hour and 53 minutes, so let’s join Jeff on his journey to the Presidential libraries and museums.


Note: I think you should be able to follow along. While Jeff doesn’t provide page numbers, he does talk to a number of the photos and identifies which one is which on a page.

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-731-love-letters-to-the-presidents-ma-state-rep-jeff-roy-02-13-22


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Rep. Jeff Roy

Link to the presentation document -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q7qkNZZzOcYLV9-WGt8AUYBhQx1RvxNn/view?usp=sharing 


Link to the National Archives -> https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/visit 


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"Love Letters to the Presidents" audio recording of State Rep Jeff Roy
 "Love Letters to the Presidents" audio recording of State Rep Jeff Roy


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Franklin Historical Museum: "Love letters to Presidents" - Feb 13, 2022

This month's Second Sunday Speaker Series features State Rep Jeffrey Roy, with his timely presentation titled, "Love letters to Presidents". Over the past several years, Jeff has made it his mission and goal to travel the country visiting each Presidential Library. His travels, his impressions, and his stories will be shared in this educational and entertaining account of his quest. 

Join us Sunday, February 13 for "Love letters to Presidents". Doors open at 1:00, presentation starts at 1:15. Admission is always free, donations are always welcome.

Admission is always free. We are ADA compliant with an elevator access in the back of the building. Our gift shop is open year round. 

When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non perishable food item, in the collection box in the front lobby, for the Franklin Food Pantry. Come in and find your history. 


While waiting for this event, you can listen to the Toward a More Perfect Union episode where Rep Jeff Roy talks about his trips to the Presidential libraries


Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St
Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

new webpage to explore -> Industrial History New England

"This new website is a celebration of New England as a landscape of work and innovation and a portal for exploring the American birthplace of a revolution that triggered the most profound set of social and environmental changes in human history."

Shared from Twitter:   https://t.co/A6zJj5rzrU


new webpage -> Industrial History New England
new webpage -> Industrial History New England



Wednesday, July 29, 2020

In the News: "Famous Milk Bottle at Children’s Museum to get facelift"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin.
Boston Children’s Museum announced today that the iconic Milk Bottle will undergo a major renovation to its facade and infrastructure with the support of HP Hood. 
The Milk Bottle was built in 1934 by Arthur Gagner of Taunton to dispense the homemade ice cream he produced. Standing 40 feet tall and weighing in at 15,000 pounds, the Milk Bottle was one of America’s first fast-food drive-in restaurants and an authentic example of the “Coney Island” style of architecture. If it were real, it could hold 58,620 gallons of milk.
“We are thrilled that the iconic Milk Bottle will be getting a much-needed facelift. It has been a meeting place and beloved landmark outside Boston Children’s Museum for 43 years,” said Carole Charnow, president and CEO, in a statement. “We are grateful that HP Hood is our partner and greatly value our long-term relationship with them.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200728/famous-milk-bottle-at-childrens-museum-to-get-facelift?rssfeed=true

Chris Devers' photo on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdevers/2462452713/
Chris Devers' photo on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdevers/2462452713/

Sunday, November 24, 2019

FPAC, Franklin TV, and Woonsocket Museum of Broadcast Technology Team Up to Bring Broadway to THE BLACK BOX for the Holidays

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), Franklin TV, and The Woonsocket Museum of Broadcast Technology will team up this December to bring a special holiday show to THE BLACK BOX. Together, they will present the world premiere of Christopher Rice's The Tappy Christmas Special: LIVE! based on Rice's viral #TAPPY video series which has been seen by more than 3 million people worldwide. Audiences are invited to be a part of the live studio audience at a magical, tap-dance infused, holiday special being filmed at THE BLACK BOX. The space will be transformed into a classic soundstage where Broadway's Christopher Rice will bring his Christmas variety show to life and whirl the audience away to a world filled with classic holiday songs, tap dancing feet, and special Broadway guests.

There's also a show behind the show: a story about what wondrously marvelous things can be accomplished when three nonprofit organizations combine their resources, skills, and efforts in common cause. Tappy Christmas will be a look back at the golden age of holiday TV specials enjoyed predominantly in the 1960s. Every year, these TV specials captured the festivities of the season. 

But how do you recreate a real 1960s TV special at THE BLACK BOX in 2019? That’s when Franklin TV (http://franklin.tv/) got involved. After taking a moment to contemplate the creative challenges, Franklin TV Executive Director Peter Fasciano said, “We’re all in.”

Then, a third local nonprofit was added to the team: The Woonsocket Museum of Broadcast Technology (http://www.wmbt.org/). Who better to provide real TV studio cameras that are authentic to the period? The museum often consults on and provides authentic studio equipment for major motion pictures and TV series. They ensure that old TV studio and control room sets are faithfully recreated. Together, the three artistic non profit organizations are recreating that old-school holiday TV Special at THE BLACK BOX.

Broadway’s Christopher Rice joined the FPAC family last season when he headlined the sold-out run of Disney's Newsies as Jack Kelly. Having just finished the run of Pretty Woman on Broadway, Rice's other credits include The Book of Mormon on Broadway, the national tours of West Side Story, White Christmas, and more. Rice’s viral #TAPPY videos rose to fame in 2013 with “‘Cups’ Tap Dance,” an intricate tap routine featuring Rice and other Broadway hoofers dancing to Anna Kendricks “Cups” from Pitch Perfect. 

Since then, he has choreographed, produced, and starred in numerous #TAPPY videos including two “Tappy Christmas Specials” featuring Broadway surprise guests stopping by to sing and dance for the holidays. These videos are the inspiration for the live show.

“We have an exciting lineup of Broadway and professional guest stars as well as some of our FPAC alumni,” says FPAC Director Raye Lynn Mercer. Rice and friends will also be joined by a select group of young local dancers chosen by Rice himself through a rigorous audition process. “That’s the best part about the holidays- you never know who might stop by!”

Christopher Rice’s The Tappy Christmas Special: LIVE! runs December 20-22 at THE BLACK BOX. General Admission/Tiered Seating is available at $36.00. Premier Table Seating, including reserved table seating, drink voucher, and an autographed cast photo, is available at $48.00. 

For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call the box office at 508-528-3370

 
FPAC, Franklin TV, and Woonsocket Museum of Broadcast Technology Team Up to Bring Broadway to THE BLACK BOX
FPAC, Franklin TV, and Woonsocket Museum of Broadcast Technology Team Up to Bring Broadway to THE BLACK BOX

Friday, April 13, 2018

“I believe it is impossible for these photographs to be viewed on their own merits any longer"

Change of plans. Guess I won't be going to the ICA to see The Brown Sisters photos after all.

"Following reports that the famed photographer and longtime Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor acted inappropriately with students, Nicholas Nixon’s best-known collection of pictures has been removed from the Institute of Contemporary Art. 
His work, The Brown Sistersis a series of photographs taken of his wife and her three sisters every year since 1975. They’ve been on display at the ICA, along with dozens of his other photographs, for months in an exhibition called “Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision” and had been scheduled to remain there another 10 days."
Continued reading this story online


Courtesy of the artist and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Courtesy of the artist and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Clebrating Presidents' Day in MA

If the weather cooperates, something from this list of historic sites provided by MA.GOV would be good to take in on Presidents' Day. Adams National Park and the Coolidge Library are still on my own list of places to visit.

I have visited the Kennedy Library a couple of times and there is always something to learn there.

quote from President Kennedy's 1st Inaugural Address
quote from President Kennedy's 1st Inaugural Address
"All of this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in the our lifetime on this planet. But let it begin."

The recent record-breaking snowfall has affected hours of operation and parking availability for many of these sites. Make sure to call ahead before visiting.
  • Take a tour of the Adams National Historical Park and explore the birthplace of our second and sixth U.S. presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. The Adams National Historic Park includes a visitor center, a bookstore, a short film, a trolley ride, and tours of each president’s birthplace.
    • Located in Quincy, the park grounds are open year-round and the historic homes reopen this season on April 19. The Visitor Center is open year-round Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for federal holidays.
    • Admission is $5 for adults. Children 16 and under can explore for free.
  • Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and learn about the life of our 35th president. Although the main exhibit halls are closed for renovations until mid-March, the special exhibit “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis” is currently open to the public.
    • The museum is located on Boston’s waterfront and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 for veterans and teenagers 13 to 17. Museum members, active duty servicemembers, and children 12 and under are admitted for free.
Make this Presidents’ Day fun-filled and educational. Join Massachusetts as we remember and honor our past presidents, who helped shape our great nation under their leadership.

Shared from the MA GOV page here

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"best fit for the museum"

What to do with the former historical museum is an open question.
When the commission moved into its current museum on West Central Street three years ago, the South Franklin Congregational Meeting House no longer had a use and now stands perpetually empty. 
Recently, commissioners have been discussing with town officials potential uses for the old church — such as leasing or selling it — but have hit hurdle after hurdle. 
While the town has maintained the more than 150-year-old building to a certain extent, it will still require an extensive amount of work before it can be sold or repurposed, according to Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting.


Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x1868836740/Franklins-former-historical-museum-center-of-quandary#ixzz2eZldSpiC

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Looking for military uniforms


The Franklin Historical Museum is looking for military uniforms to display during November.

If you have any that you could share, the details are in the document on how to contact the museum.


Franklin Historical Museum Notice: Military Uniforms


Sunday, August 14, 2011

"These are objects that excite the imagination"

For something to do out of the rain, Worcester is not far away. There is a sword exhibit at the Higgins Armory Museum that sounds interesting!

Occupying a single third-floor gallery, the swords in the exhibit are displayed in separate display cases according to chronology and function. 
In addition to several swords, a placard in each cabinet briefly explains the metal-making techniques used to forge them plus additional information on their special features such as the development of complex hilts to protect the user's hand and evolution of the short-bladed cutlass for fighting on board crowded vessels. 
Some of the exhibit's sections include "Ancient Swords," "Medieval Swords," "After the Middle Ages," "Small Swords," "Naval Swords," "American Swords," "Swords of Ceremony and Fancy" and "Making and Using a Sword."

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x633533920/Sword-exhibit-is-on-the-cutting-edge#ixzz1V04FC7nb


Sunday, June 26, 2011

in the News - wedding gowns


Historic wedding gowns on display in Franklin


The Franklin Historical Museum is located at



80 West Central St
Franklin, MA 02038



The Museum is open on

Thursday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM





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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wanted: Wedding gowns for Franklin museum

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via The Milford Daily News News RSS by Brian Benson/Daily News staff on 5/14/11

The Franklin Historical Museum is seeking wedding gowns for a display next month.

Things you can do from here:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Franklin had a Birthday Party!

Franklin held a party on Sunday to celebrate March 2 birthdays. March 2, 1778 is the birthday of Franklin and its birthday is shared by about 70 residents, more than 20 participated in the party. Friends and family members of the March 2 birthday folks filled up the museum.



I arrived too late to catch the 'real' celebration in action.


All the birthday participants received the following certificate.


The Historical Museum is a good place to visit even if it is not your birthday. It is open Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. and Sunday's from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.




Franklin, MA

Friday, March 18, 2011

Franklin Birthday Celebration - Mar 20 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reminder: Franklin's birthday party at the Historical Museum - Sunday, March 20, 2011

Although the Town of Franklin is much older (March 2, 1778), it would be fun to invite everyone that shares March 2nd as their birthday to a “Birthday Bash” at the museum. From the looks of things, we will have over 70 people that share that date from children to adults.

There will be a birthday cake, beverages and balloons. Who knows, we may also have some special birthday presents for everyone.


Your Birthday Celebration

At the Franklin Historical Museum

Sunday, March 20th, 2011 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Invitation to all




Franklin, MA

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy birthday Franklin!

On March 2, 1778 Franklin was incorporated.

Franklin shares its birthday with another significant MA personality (Dr Seuss) as well as about 70 Franklin residents.

The party will be held on Sunday, March 20th at the Historical Museum. Join the celebration of Franklin's birthday and those Franklin residents who share the Mar 2nd birthday!

Read more about the history of Franklin, MA in Wikipedia


Related post:
http://franklinmatters.blogspot.com/2011/02/where-you-born-on-march-2.html



Monday, February 28, 2011

Where you born on March 2?

If so, guess what, you share your birthday with the Town of Franklin!

Although the Town of Franklin is much older (March 2, 1778), we thought it would be fun to invite everyone that shares March 2nd as their birthday to a “Birthday Bash” at the museum. From the looks of things, we will have over 70 people that share that date from children to adults.

We are planning to have a cake, beverages and certainly balloons. Who knows, we may also have some special birthday presents for everyone.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Deborah L. Pellegri, Town Clerk and Chairman of the Historical Commission at 508-520-4900 or email me at dpellegri@franklin.ma.us

Remember, family and friends are all invited and certainly welcomed.

We look forward to hearing from you real soon




Your Birthday Celebration

At the Franklin Historical Museum

Sunday, March 20th, 2011 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Invitation to all



Franklin, MA

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Where you born on March 2?

If so, guess what, you share your birthday with the Town of Franklin!

Although the Town of Franklin is much older (March 2, 1778), we thought it would be fun to invite everyone that shares March 2nd as their birthday to a “Birthday Bash” at the museum. From the looks of things, we will have over 70 people that share that date from children to adults.

We are planning to have a cake, beverages and certainly balloons. Who knows, we may also have some special birthday presents for everyone.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Deborah L. Pellegri, Town Clerk and Chairman of the Historical Commission at 508-520-4900 or email me at dpellegri@franklin.ma.us

Remember, family and friends are all invited and certainly welcomed.

We look forward to hearing from you real soon




Your Birthday Celebration

At the Franklin Historical Museum

Sunday, March 20th, 2011 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Invitation to all



Franklin, MA