FRAMINGHAM – A recent $9,830 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation to the Framingham History Center will bring the community’s past to life with history-focused education programs including support of a new Framingham History Center mobile app available to the general public including students at all levels.
The grant will be used to expand the Center’s core educational programming – supporting tours for 700 third graders, as well as Civil War programming for the entire 8th grade at the Cameron Middle School to enhance their new Civil War social studies unit.
New programming will also be created for local scouting troops, preschools, and other educational institutions, according to Annie Murphy, Executive Director of the Framingham History Center.
“Framingham has a rich history, and we are pleased to help bring that history alive for today’s students,” said Robert P. Lamprey, chair of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, “We are happy to endorse and sponsor this novel educational approach to learning.”
The $9,830 grant to the Framingham History Center was among awards totaling $68,330 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $3.8 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.
Celebrating MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent grant are (from left) Jean Hoskins, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Lincoln Street, Framingham office; Framingham History Center Executive Director Annie Murphy; Laura Stagliola, museum assistant & education coordinator at Framingham History Center; and Susan Acton, MutualOne Charitable Foundation board member.