Location: Easton Children's Museum
About the Location
- Location: Easton Children's Museum - 9 Sullivan Avenue
- Date constructed: 1904
- Original purpose: North Easton Village District Fire Station.
- Architects: J. Clement Johnson
- Notable people involved in construction: Mary S. Ames donated the land used to build the firehouse.
This building began as a firehouse in 1904. Mary S. Ames donated the land so there would be a firehouse near the Ames Shovel Shops. The firehouse remained active until 1968, where it was retired from use. Sullivan Avenue, the street that the building is on, also has quite the history to it, with the building on 5 Sullivan Avenue being moved entirely, Once standing on Main Street where Sullivan avenue now begins, Many of the buildings on main street are late 19th-century structures that still stand today.
What is it used for now?
The building is now used as a children's education center. The building was revitalized in 1991 by a small local group and the Easton Children’s Museum was founded. The Easton Children’s Museum has been a point of acting as a fun activity center for younger kids. They also run a summer camp service, and are the location of the annual Father’s Day Race in Easton. The museum also includes an outdoor park area that hosts a variety of events.
History is right around the corner!
In the surrounding area you can find Veterans Memorial Park right down the road, leading down to the Easton Historical Society Museum, and Shovel Shop Pond. In the other direction you can go shopping or get a bite to eat in North Easton village.