MRS. J.C. FERREN’S MILLINERY, DRY AND FANCY GOODS SHOP ….. **Video tour now available**
Between 1884 and 1908, Mary Marston (Mrs. J. C. ) Ferren owned the millinery and dressmaking shop on the second floor of the old Federal House in the center of Freedom. You can now experience the Freedom Historical Society’s reimagined Mrs. Ferren’s millinery shop as it was in the early 20th century. Click here to tour this historical store with Brandy Buttrick, the Coordinator of the 2021 Exhibit on Clothing & Textiles. Enjoy!
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FREEDOM’S OWN JOHN HOLMGREN
The Freedom Historical Society is currently showcasing the artwork and illustrations of renowned artist and Freedom summer resident John Holmgren. The exhibition, Freedom’s Own John Holmgren, features 11 artworks from the Museum’s collection and on loan from Holmgren’s family. Holmgren’s depictions of the people and places of Freedom celebrate his love for his seasonal home. Holmgren, from New York City, lived for 50 years in Freedom with his family during summers in the big house on Elm Street next to the town hall that used to be the Elm Hotel.
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DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM
From WWI uniforms, to badges, mess kits and 1860s-era military accessories, the exhibition Defenders of Freedom showcased the stories and history of Freedom’s military veterans through objects, clothing, photographs, postcards, and other documents.
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