Welcome to the

Framingham Centre Common
Cultural District

The Framingham Centre Common offers the timeless vista of a prototypical New England village with churches and stately white homes gathered around a rectangular common shaded by trees along its length. With this 18th century common as its hub, the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District (FCCCD) offers a rich, distinctive blend of the old and the new, including historical architecture, arts, cultural, and educational institutions, businesses, and open space.

So whether the purpose of your visit is to check out a museum exhibit or participate in any number of events on the Common, shop, have a meal, or paddle the Sudbury River, the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District is the place to enjoy these activities and more in the heart of our city.

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Mayo-Collins Square
Panel Unveiling

On August 26, the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment, the FCCCD and the Framingham History Center unveiled an interpretive panel at Mayo-Collins Square on the Centre Common. This panel tells the history of two prominent Framingham suffragists, Louise Parker Mayo and Josephine Collins.

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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District3 days ago
Celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth with a series of three virtual lectures organized by the Smithsonian and hosted by our own The Christa McAuliffe Center and Danforth Art.

On Wednesday, March 10, learn about Lena Richard and Julia Child, two women who challenged stereotypes about race, gender, and cooking in the 20th century.

On Wednesday, March 17, learn more about the role of women in the development of the aerospace industry.

And on Wednesday, March 24, listen as a panel discussion describes the way artists incorporate past cultural practices into their contemporary works.

Learn more and register for the talks on the McAuliffe Center's website: https://cm-center.org/events
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District5 days ago
Register today for Danforth Art's in-person portrait drawing workshop on Saturday, March 13!
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District7 days ago
Did you catch Centre Music House's Open Mic Night on Friday? If not, watch it again here!

And mark your calendars for the next open mic night, Friday, March 26!
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District2 weeks ago
Join the Framingham History Center's scholar-in-residence Mary McNeil, PhD candidate, as she provides an update on her work to create a finding aid for Nipmuc, African, and African American items in the FHC's collections. It will help to better highlight items like this one, a bill of sale for 30 year old Jane in Framingham.

Tonight at 7 pm; be sure to register on the FHC's website before 6 pm.

https://framinghamhistory.org/events/framinghams-people-of-color/
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District2 weeks ago
This Thursday! Join the Framingham Public Library and Framingham State University for their Lifelong Learning Lecture Series. This week's topic is "Racism and American Financial Systems." Visit their website for more information.
Framingham Centre Common Cultural District
Framingham Centre Common Cultural District2 weeks ago
Did you catch our own Village Hall on NBC10 Boston's 10 In Your Town? Take a quick look at the history of our common's centerpiece!

Want To Get Involved?

There are a number of ways to participate, including:

1.) Sign up for our mailing list for news from the District.
2.) Follow the FCCCD and the individual member institutions on social media.
3.) Link to the institution websites and help cross-promote events with your customers.
4.) Attend cultural events and encourage others to do so.