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Easton Shovel Town Cultural District Management Partners Team


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Uncover History... Discover the Arts

Easton Shovel Town Cultural District Management Partners Team Resolution and Charge adopted by the Board of Selectmen on January 28, 2019

Easton Shovel Town Cultural District Facebook Page

News and Events:

FIND YOUR PEACE OF MIND – A Free Meditation Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 10-11 a.m.
Are you feeling stressed? Tired? Rundown? Are you always on the go? Are you long overdue for some “me” time? 
Experience the artistic surroundings of the ESTCD Art Coop/Gallery, 50 Main Street, North Easton
Certified Meditation Instructor from Envision Counseling Keri-Ann Wagner, LMHC, will lead us in meditation.
We will explore the body’s response to stress and how meditation can help you “Find Your Peace of Mind”… followed by tea & refreshments.
To RESERVE SPACE: Call 508 230 5874 or email
We will provide chairs or bring your yoga mat. Space is limited.
Program sponsored by Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.

ESTCDMPT Facebook Meditation Poster 02-26-19

We are very happy and proud to announce the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District
has been officially approved by the Board at the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Site Visit Assessment report issued by the Massachusetts Cultural Districts Initiative committee stated, "Home to a significant cluster of historic and majestic buildings designed by famed architect Henry H. Richardson, the proposed Cultural District is architecturally stunning – and tidy!  With a strong public/private partnership, an active co-op of artists, two museums, a year-round farmers’ market, an energetic calendar of cultural programs, events, and festivals, and an emerging restaurant and retail presence, Easton’s Cultural District already possesses a solid cultural infrastructure to support a thriving Cultural District". 

What is a Cultural District?


First off: What is Culture? Culture is the connection between all of us from the beginnings of the settlement and development of the Town of Easton (or any community) to the present and will continue into the future of Easton.

So what is a Cultural District? It is a walkable, compact area easily identifiable to visitors and residents and serves as a center of cultural, artistic and economic activity.

What is the Massachusetts Cultural Districts Initiative? Governor Patrick signed bill (M.G.L. c. 10, &58A) into a law that allows cities and town to create State-sponsored Cultural Districts to stimulate new arts and cultural activity and attract creative businesses.

Are there specific goals to this law? Yes. The goals are to 1)attract artists and cultural enterprises, 2)encourage business and job development, 3) establish the district as a tourist destination, 4) preserve and reuse historical buildings, 5) enhance property values, and 6) foster local cultural developments.

Are we establishing an “official” Cultural District in Easton? Yes. We are working to establish “Easton Shovel Town Cultural District” within the footprint of the North Easton Historical District.

Why are we doing this? To create more foot traffic and business activity in the center of Easton and to fully utilize all the exciting historical, cultural and natural resources that we share.

How can I be a part of this? You can join the Management/Partners Team to actively participate in the program and to offer ideas. This doesn’t have to be a full time commitment…you can work with us as needed on special projects, keep informed or join one of our active teams. The choice is up to you!

Contact: Carolyn Cole, Chair,

For more information on Cultural Districts: