Since 1722, Nourse Farm has been a family-owned and operated business in Westborough, MA, making them the 15th oldest continuously running business in the US! The public, special guests, and members of the 8th, 9th and 10th generation of Nourses all attended this event on June 19, 2022 to celebrate their tricentennial year. The Nourse […]
Saturday, June 4, 2022 marked the end of an era for over 250 Westborough High School seniors. On a beautiful afternoon in front of proud families. Watch the full ceremony here or on Westborough TV’s Education channel (Verizon 26, Charter 194). Congratulations to all!
Monday, February 7th, 7pm on Zoom: “Made in Worcester” Did you know that Worcester is often celebrated as the birthplace of shredded wheat, the envelope, Robert Goddard’s rockets, Harvey Ball’s Happy Face, and American romantic valentines? William Wallace, director of the Worcester Historical Museum, will describe the creativity and enterprising spirit of Worcester natives whose […]
On Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7pm on Zoom, the Westborough Historical Society presented their Civic Club Lecture: “Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the Age of COVID,” by Professor Ben Railton, Professor of English and American Studies at Fitchburg State University. This lecture explores why the “Spanish Flu” of 1918-1921 was both misunderstood in […]
On this episode, Host Paul McGrath sat down with Frank Morrill. Frank has an extensive collection of glass photo negatives from a local Worcester photographer and shares some photos with us that relate to sports and some other local interests. An amateur detective in his own right, Frank does extensive research on each of his […]
On Monday, October 25, the Westborough Historical Society hosted Worcester native and author Andrew Noone, who discussed his new historical nonfiction, “Bathsheba Spooner: A Revolutionary Murder Conspiracy.” In the first capital case in the United States, the first woman executed in America, Bathsheba Spooner, was convicted in 1778 of plotting the murder of her husband […]
Monday, September 27, 7pm: “The Evolution of Religions in Westborough” by Congregational Church historian Tom Morgan. This virtual program traces the growth of religious institutions in Westborough, from the first Puritan Meeting House in the 1700s with Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, to the thirteenth place of worship, the Gurudwara Sahib Sikh temple, opened in 2014 on […]
This episode is a special anniversary show dating back to June 15, 1991. On this day, thirty years ago, the Westborough High School Baseball team won the Division 2 State Championship. Paul McGrath talks to Steve DeBoer and Mike Colangelo, members of the team, to reminisce about this hard earned Team championship.
Maps record the geographical information of a community, yet some maps tell stories. Maps are created by individuals who decide the subject of a map at a certain point in time from their point of view, deciding what is included, and what is left out. Join the Westborough Historical Society as they offer one of […]
Please view this press release from Anthony Vaver, Local History Librarian, WPL: firstname.lastname@example.org As the Local History Librarian at the Westborough Public Library, I have recently received requests for information about the history of the Westborough town seal, given recent discussions about replacing it due to its depiction of Eli Whitney’s cotton gin. The controversy […]