MHS Calendar of Events

to May 26


The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

Brown Bag, Author Talk, Public Program Framingham's Civil War Hero, the Life of General George H. Gordon. this event is free 20 April 2012.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Fred Wallace, Framingham Town Historian

George H. Gordon, a resident of Framingham, and active member of the Boston community in the mid 1800's, played a prominent role in the Civil War. Until now, however, his contributions had been largely overlooked by historians. The book traces his life from early childhood in Framingham to West Point, through the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. It then follows him through a transition to civilian life as an attorney in Boston, and finally through the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Over 6,000 documents from Gordon's personal papers (letters, diaries, journals, military records), housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society,  were an invaluable resource to the author.