5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Thursday, July 23, 2020

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1 The Framingham Farmers Market will be open today from noon to 5:30 p.m. on the Framingham Centre Common.

SOURCE intern Sydni Williams covered the opening of the market, a few weeks ago and talked to the vendors there. Click here to read it.

2. Framingham History Center’s Summertime on the Common series continues today at 10;30 a.m. but virtually with Dinoman! at 10:30 a.m.

3. Tonight, the Framingham History Center will present a lecture on Framingham’s Taverns at 7.

In a town of just over 1,300 residents, Framingham boasted 6 taverns in the 1770s.  By the end of the 19th century almost every neighborhood had some semblance of a tavern to gather for a pint or to discuss the latest news. 

In this two part series, Framingham historian Kevin Swope will introduce us to the owners and locations of 26 Framingham taverns from 1700 to just after the Civil War.  Why were there so many taverns in such a small town?  What other purposes did these sites serve besides serving beer, cider and hard liquor?  How do these compare to today with craft breweries that have put Framingham on the map? While this program will not include beer tastings as previously designed, we encourage you to pick up your favorite local brew and enjoy it while participating from the comfort of your own home. To register for the program, click here.

4. City of Framingham meetings (all meetings will be held remotely unless noted):

  • Framingham City Council: Ordinance & Rules Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham Board of Health at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Planning Board at 7 p.m.

5 According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events.

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