The Framingham History Center (FHC) is a dynamic community organization dedicated to preserving the cultural and historic fabric of Framingham. With 542 members/donors and over 100 volunteers who actively participate in programming, collecting and preservation efforts, FHC is is a gathering place for those who care about Framingham's past, present and future.
The FHC saved and continues to steward three of the City’s most historic properties on the Centre Common – the Village Hall (1834), the Old Academy (1837) and the Edgell Memorial Library (1872). These buildings and the vast collection of historical objects, material culture, and archives dating back to the 1600s that are housed within, drive our monthly programs, exhibitions, and preservation efforts.
Our third grade program brings over 800 third graders in Framingham Public Schools to our museum for a day of fun and experiential education. Learning more about local history makes the past more personal and helps students begin the important process of connecting local stories to the national events that they will revisit throughout their school career.
At FHC, we believe that Framingham's remarkable heritage is something to be celebrated and shared. Thank you for joining us in this effort!