On November 6th, 2023, history came alive as the Westborough Historical Society hosted a presentation titled, “Printing and Revolution: The Role of Printers in Revolutionary Boston,” featuring Gary Gregory, founder of the Edes and Gill printing and historical museum; located on the grounds of the Old North Church in Boston.
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 […]
On May 8th, the Westborough Historical Society held a presentation over Zoom to talk about protecting open space in Westborough. Watch the full presentation below.
On March 6th, Phil Kittredge described Westborough’s transition from a farm town to an industrial powerhouse with the advent of the train to Westborough in 1834. Co-sponsored by The Willows and the Westborough Civic Club. Watch this presentation here!
Enjoy this multigenerational program connecting Westborough women leaders, friends and neighbors. Hear inspiring stories of leadership. The evening will begin with a lively presentation featuring two historical leaders from Westborough: Prof. Mary Brigham (1829-1889) president-elect of Mt. Holyoke College and the 1978 Olympic Gold Medalist in aerial skiing, Nikki Stone. Attendees will then rotate through […]
On March 8, 2023 from 6-7:15pm at The Great Hall, Forbes Building – 45 West Main St. Enjoy this multigenerational program connecting Westborough women leaders, friends and neighbors. Hear inspiring stories of leadership. The evening will begin with a lively presentation featuring two historical leaders from Westborough: Prof. Mary Brigham (1829-1889) president-elect of Mt.Holyoke College […]
In honor of Black History Month, the Westborough Historical Society sponsored this informative presentation – “Who was Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller?” He was the first Black psychiatrist in the U.S. did ground-breaking research in Alzheimer’s Disease and other mental diseases at Westborough State Hospital from 1899-1933. This presentation was done by Dr. Edith Jolin, Boston […]
Westborough women have been ingenious, powerful pioneers since the town began. Learn about their trials and triumphs in the Westborough Historical Society’s program, “Famous Women of Westborough Across the Centuries,” on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 7 p.m. This program will featured entrepreneur Betsy Fay (1700s), beloved teacher Annie Fales (1800s), prize-winning author Esther Forbes […]
From eight district one-room school houses to the super contemporary 2021 Fales Elementary School, Westborough has been renowned for its excellent schools. Well- known Westborough teacher Marcia Hoffman traced the impressive evolution of Westborough’s public education, school buildings, and celebrated teachers over three centuries. Sponsored by the Westborough Historical Society. Enjoy this presentation here. Podcast: