Nahor Rice, age 5, was the first to be laid to rest in the Puritan Memorial Cemetery in 1704. A memorial bench, donated by the Westborough Historical Society and the Westborough Civic Club, commemorates his short life.
On Monday, September 11th, 6:30pm-8pm, The Westborough Historical Society presented “The Ravages of the 1953 Tornado on Westborough.” The round table of residents included Dexter Blois, Linda Duncan, Les Wilkinson and was moderated by Kris Allen. The group, as well as attendees at the event, shared their personal memories/reflections of the devastation that Westborough experienced […]
You’re going to want to mark your calendars for these upcoming interesting fall events brought to you by the Westborough Historical Society. Take a look!
On the beautiful spring morning of April 15, 2023, many Westborough residents along with town and state officials got a bit of a Revolutionary War history lesson as they gathered for the unveiling of a new monument at Minuteman Park. With appreciation to David Nourse whose unrelenting research into the history of Westborough’s response to […]
On this episode of “The 01581 – Let’s talk,” host Shelby Marshall debriefs about the 3/25/23 Town Meeting with Town Manager Kristi Williams and then digs into some interesting history with David Nourse about the upcoming Memorial Monument Dedication (April 15th 10am at Minuteman Park) to some Westborough Revolutionary War-time responders. Watch this episode here!
Architectural/Cultural Walking Tour Series (with music!) These walks were developed as part of the town of Westborough’s 300th anniversary in 2017, with the intention of placing the history of Westborough’s economic, cultural, social and natural resources within the context of the region, the nation and the world. In this episode we explore the town’s Pre-history […]
“You are everywhere!” It’s a comment we hear over and over and we’re here to tell you what you probably don’t hear enough in your world: “You’re right!” 2022 was another banner year for Westborough TV and this recap video shows just a sliver of the work we have done in town covering hundreds of […]
Paul McGrath sat down with Johanna DiCarlo, the Athletic Director of Westborough High School, and Westborough High School graduate, and Worcester State University Hall of Fame member, Chrissy Mitchell Gaffney.
Paul McGrath sat down with Carl Oberg, co-captain of the 1980 Westborough High School Varsity Baseball team. That was the year that Westborough won their first-ever State championship. Listen to the podcast version here.
The Truth Behind the Tales – The Nipmuc Presence in Westborough, MA by Cheryll Toney Holley, Leader of the Hassanamisco Nipmuc Band in Grafton. This talk explores Nipmuc tribal oral history, especially Westborough’s Nipmuc stories, and uncovers the historic basis and Nipmuc perspectives behind each story. The Westborough Historical Society is sponsored this program in […]