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. […]

Eli Whitney, Father of American Mass Production

Eli Whitney, Father of American Mass Production

“Eli Whitney, Father of American Mass Production” Westborough’s most famous inventor, Eli Whitney (1765-1825), perfected the cotton gin to remove seeds from short-stem cotton and inadvertently increased the demand for slave labor on Southern plantations. He went on to apply mass production to the manufacture of guns at the Whitney Arms Company in Hartford, CT. […]

William Sibley – Citizen, Soldier, Sleighmaker

William Sibley – Citizen, Soldier, Sleighmaker

William Sibley (1821-1890): Citizen, Soldier, Sleighmaker: On March 29, 2021 the Westborough Historical Society held a virtual presentation view a recording of that presentation by clicking here or simply watch below. Jim O’Connor will chronicle William Sibley’s life at a time of national crisis and dissension. A respected citizen, Sibley joined Westborough’s Company K when […]

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 […]

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