Worcester’s Role in the American Revolution – 3/7/22

Worcester’s Role in the American Revolution – 3/7/22

The Westborough Historical Society Presents: Worcester’s Role in the American Revolution: March 7, 2022 Many students learned in elementary school that the American Revolution began in April 1775 at Lexington and Concord. There are others, however, who believe with good reason that the Revolution actually began the previous autumn in Worcester. Like every town in […]

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 Celebrates Bunny Perron’s 100th Birthday!

Westborough Celebrates Bunny Perron’s 100th Birthday!

Westborough Celebrates Bunny Perron’s 100th Birthday at Phil Kittredge’s colorized glass slide presentation. Select Board members Ian Johnson and Shelby Marshall were there to present Bunny with a Boston Post Cane Pin. Watch this presentation here. Bunny was featured in an episode of My Westborough Memories back in 2017. You can watch that episode here! […]

Images of Westborough’s Colorful Past with Phil Kittredge

Images of Westborough’s Colorful Past with Phil Kittredge

November 18, 2021 To celebrate the Town’s 304th birthday, the Westborough Historical Society presents Phil Kittredge showing “Images of Westborough’s Colorful Past.” Vintage photographs of Westborough, digitally restored and colorized from antique glass negatives, create a unique view of Westborough in centuries past. We will take a carriage ride through the village and view interesting […]

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 […]

The Evolution of Religions in Westborough w/ Tom Morgan 9/27/2021

The Evolution of Religions in Westborough w/ Tom Morgan 9/27/2021

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 […]

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 […]

The Legacy of Birding in Westborough

The Legacy of Birding in Westborough

4/26/21 – In the times of COVID, bird-watching in the serenity of nature has become a popular pastime. An early nature-lover, Edward Howe Forbush (1858-1929) lived in Westborough, became the state ornithologist, and a founder of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The Library’s case of stuffed birds is a product of his expertise at age 18. […]

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