Nourse Farm’s 300th Anniversary Event – Opening Ceremony

Nourse Farm’s 300th Anniversary Event – Opening Ceremony

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 […]

Made in Worcester with William Wallace of Worcester Art Museum

Made in Worcester with William Wallace of Worcester Art Museum

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 […]

Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the Age of COVID

Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the Age of COVID

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 […]

Westborough Historical Society Presents Author Andrew Noone

Westborough Historical Society Presents Author Andrew Noone

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 […]

Virtual Event – “The Evolution of Religions in Westborough – 9/27/21

Virtual Event – “The Evolution of Religions in Westborough – 9/27/21

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 […]

Westborough Maps 1717 – 21st Century: “Charting Westborough’s History”

Westborough Maps 1717 – 21st Century: “Charting Westborough’s History”

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 […]

History of the Westborough Seal w/ Anthony Vaver

History of the Westborough Seal w/ Anthony Vaver

Please view this press release from Anthony Vaver, Local History Librarian, WPL: avaver@cwmars.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 […]

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