Hello, and a Happy New Year to all of you! 2020 began with such promise and ended with a big thud! I am very hopeful that we can all get back to more normal living during 2021. I have no idea about when we can reopen the Museum for programs. While I am still in a wait-and-see mode, work at the Museum continues with research projects.
As I look out the windows this morning, a steady drizzle is falling in the chilly air. A mix of snow tonight, coupled with a snowfall Sunday night into Monday, has me longing for the days of summer! As a reminder of better things to come, I have attached a photo of the 1952 Fernandes Little League Team taken at Frothingham Park on July 4 of that year. I believe the photo was taken by Gene Fongeallaz of West Bridgewater, Ma. Bats, gloves, hats and uniforms are all on display, and there is even an early "photobomb" of the young fellow who is riding his bike in the background. I love the gloves, a far cry from the giant sized gloves used today. Thank you to Burt Lewis who donated the photo. I'll send a second photo next week of another team who needs identifying.
I ask you to take a good look at the people here and name as many as you can for me. Photos last a long time, but names and memories fade over the years. Let's put as many names to these faces as we can!
Thanking you all for your continued support, stay well,
Curator: Frank Meninno