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RiverFest Events in Saxonville
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Discovery Walk: 10 a.m.
Join the Framingham Conservation Commission on a discovery walk on the Carol Getchell Trail. We'll "go there and back again" and look for tracks and emerging plants along the banks of the Sudbury River as spring turns toward summer. Meet at the end of Little Farms Road. Please call 508-532-5460 or e-mail to register and for directions and trail conditions.

Self-Guided History Walk: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join the Friends of Saxonville for refreshments and a self-guided history walk in Saxonville, the oldest part of Framingham. Meet on the historic Danforth Bridge for your map. For more information, contact Lynne at

Family Walk Along the River: 1 p.m.
Join the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Rx walk especially for families with young children starting at the Danforth Bridge. For more information, contact Libby at

Support The Saxonville Athenaeum

We think you will enjoy your wine and beer more when you drink them from a Saxonville Athenaeum glass.

These glasses are available for purchase. Email Paula Longden to purchase and for delivery options. Cost is $10/glass. Your purchase will support The Saxonville Athenaeum renovation project.

The Saxonville Mills: Three Centuries of Industry in Framingham
Kevin A. Swope (author) and James L. Parr (editor)
Photographs by Lynne Damianos
Design by Lisa Breslow Thompson


Our Mission

The mission of the Friends of Saxonville is to educate the public about the special identity of Saxonville, an historic neighborhood of Framingham, Massachusetts, and to preserve, enhance and protect its cultural, economic, environmental and historical qualities.

Saxonville Past and Present

What's New

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Written by Neighbor Michael Paul who Grew up in Saxonville

Available for purchase online at Silver Street Media.

Saxonville Trivia

About the Discover Saxonville's Athenaeum Event with Photos

View Event as Broadcast on Access Framingham TV

Who Won the Photo Contest?
Check out the winners and their photos.

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Top 10 Reasons to Join FOS

10 - Because you live or work in Saxonville.

9 - Because you love Saxonville and its history.

8 - You want to be a part of our future.

7 - You like to hear people say, "Friends of Where?".

6 - To learn about local lore.

5 - To keep up-to-date on the Cochituate Rail Trail, Carol J. Getchell Trail, Danforth Bridge and Athenaeum.

4 - To help preserve the history of the oldest part of our town.

3 - FOS members are my new BFFs!

2 - Saxonville is historical, hip and happening.

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