Framingham History Center Presents Reinterpreting the Eames Massacre Thursday

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FRAMINGHAM _ Framingham History Center Curator Stacen Goldman will present Reinterpreting the Eames Massacre virtually via Zoom on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

In February of 1676, at the height of King Philip’s War, an altercation occurred on Mount Wayte between the Eames family and nine Nipmuc men. The fight resulted in the death and kidnapping of multiple members of the Eames family, and the destruction of the Eames homestead.

The “Eames Massacre,” as it has since come to be called, has been interpreted as one of the significant moments in Framingham’s history, and the Eames family has largely been painted as the sole victims. But the truth is that this event was more complex and mutually destructive than the traditional story has led us to believe. 

Goldman will reconsider all aspects of the “Eames Massacre,” its context and its reverberations into the Framingham of the present.

Questions? Email laura@framinghamhistory.org. Please note this event is part of the 2021 Program Package. 

Purchase Tickets Today! Tickets can be purchased up until 6 p.m. on June 10.

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