Exhibitions

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

MRS. J.C. FERREN’S MILLINERY, DRY AND FANCY GOODS SHOP

Ongoing until September 18 in the Works Barn.

Between 1884 and 1904, Mary Marston (Mrs. J.C.) Ferren owned millinery and dressmaking shop on the second floor of the old Federal House in the center of Freedom. The Freedom Historical Society has reimagined Mrs. Ferren’s millinery shop as it was in the years of its existence. The exhibit showcases clothing and textile items from the FHS collection and on loan as they might have been displayed in Mrs. Ferren’s shop in the late 1800s. The exhibit aims to inform and educate visitors of the stories of Freedom’s past and give visitors the ability to experience the past from a first-person perspective.

FREEDOM’S OWN JOHN HOLMGREN 

Ongoing until September 2021 in the Society’s Allard House.

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.

MRS. J.C. FERREN’S MILLINERY, DRY AND FANCY GOODS SHOP

Projected opening date: June 19, 2021.

Between 1884 and 1904, Mary Marston (Mrs. J.C.) Ferren owned millinery and dressmaking shop on the second floor of the old Federal House in the center of Freedom. The Freedom Historical Society is recreating Mrs. Ferren’s millinery shop as it was in the years of its existence. The exhibit will showcase clothing and textile items from the FHS collection and on loan as they might have been displayed in Mrs. Ferren’s shop in the late 1800s. The exhibit aims to inform and educate visitors of the stories of Freedom’s past and give visitors the ability to experience the past from a first-person perspective.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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.