Westborough Historical Society presents “Pretty Powerful: The History of Our Clothes”

Westborough Historical Society presents “Pretty Powerful: The History of Our Clothes”

The Westborough Historical Society and Dr. Charlotte Haller of Worcester State University gave a presentation titled, “Pretty Powerful: The History of Our Clothes” on Monday, April 1, 2024. Everything you wear, from a T-shirt to a power suit, hijab, or uniform, has societal and personal significance. Professor Haller shed light on how women’s fashion has […]

The Underground Railroad in Central Massachusetts and the Blackstone River Valley | Westborough Historical Society

The Underground Railroad in Central Massachusetts and the Blackstone River Valley | Westborough Historical Society

On Monday, February 5, 2024, in honor of Black History Month, the Westborough Historical Society presented “The Underground Railroad in Central Massachusetts and the Blackstone River Valley” by Professor Susan Franz of the WISE program at Assumption College. Explore key local sites and learn about the experience of finding freedom.  Discover the role of northern […]

Westborough Remembers November 22, 1963 – On the Sidelines

Westborough Remembers November 22, 1963 – On the Sidelines

60 years ago today, the country was forever changed when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. “Westborough Remembers November 22, 1963” is a special 5 part series of On the Sidelines reflecting on this tragic event. In this “documentary”, host Paul McGrath delves into the collective memory of many familiar Westborough residents, allowing them to […]

The Ravages of the 1953 Tornado on Westborough – Westborough Historical Society

The Ravages of the 1953 Tornado on Westborough – Westborough Historical Society

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 […]

“The 01581 – Let’s talk” Guests Kristi Williams & David Nourse

“The 01581 – Let’s talk” Guests Kristi Williams & David Nourse

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!

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