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Endurance: A History of the Mills in Saxonville
Early in the nineteenth century, the sleepy little village of Saxonville became one of the first centers of textile manufacture in the country; a classic ‘New England mill village.’ Kevin Swope has thoroughly researched the mill history and delivers a delightful program on this very important piece of Framingham’s past at the Edgell Memorial Library
Part of Framingham's Civil War Encampment weekend May 4-6, Framingham Centre Common
|Where||Framingham History Center: Edgell Memorial Library 3 Oak St, Framingham, MA 01701|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Price||$5/person, max $20/family, good all weekend at Civil War Encampment events|
More About Framingham History Center: Edgell Memorial Library
Built in 1872 to commemorate the service of Civil War soldiers, Edgell Memorial Library was the town's first free-standing public library.
In 1963, the Framingham Historical Society and local citizens were able to save the building from demolition. Currently, the library is under the ownership of the Framingham History Center and is used for rotating exhibitions, programming and a permanent civil war collection. It also houses a museum shop and offices.
Edgell Memorial Library is open while undergoing critical repair. The FHC is currently working to fund completion of a full window restoration project.