Architectural/Cultural Walking Tour Series – Walk #2: Archeology Primer; Westborough’s Pre-History

Architectural/Cultural Walking Tour Series – Walk #2: Archeology Primer; Westborough’s Pre-History

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!” Westborough TV’s Year in Review – 2022

“You are everywhere!” Westborough TV’s Year in Review – 2022

“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 […]

The Truth Behind the Tales – The Nipmuc Presence in Westborough

The Truth Behind the Tales – The Nipmuc Presence in Westborough

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 […]

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 […]