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The Adventure of Book Collecting w/ Ken Gloss

The Adventure of Book Collecting w/ Ken Gloss

On Monday, May 24, 2021 Ken Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Store in Boston, gave a virtual presentation on book collecting via Zoom. As a frequent guest…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lecture: Impact of 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Lecture: Impact of 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Professor John McClymer of Assumption College was the featured speaker for the annual Westborough Civic Club lecture held in conjunction with the Westborough Historical Society. “Why We Remember the Triangle…

3 Key Turning Points That Changed American History

3 Key Turning Points That Changed American History

The Historical Society welcomed Prof. Edward O’Donnell of Holy Cross College on January 13, 2020 for a fascinating history presentation.  Watch/listen to the full lecture here.  Landmark movements have irrevocably…

Westborough Secrets Exposed

Westborough Secrets Exposed

Monday, October 28, 2019: Historian and former Fire Captain Phil Kittredge presented vintage photographs of Westborough spanning 1850 to 1950. The highlight was the first-time showing of the original crime…

Launch of the Ebenezer Parkman Project

Launch of the Ebenezer Parkman Project

The launch of The Ebenezer Parkman Project took place on April 25, 2019 at the Mill Pond School Auditorium. Featured Speakers: Ross W. Beales Jr., James F. Cooper and Anthony…

Rare, Vintage Photographs of Westborough Presented by Phil Kittredge

Rare, Vintage Photographs of Westborough Presented by Phil Kittredge

A Stroll into Yesteryear: On Monday, November 26, 2018, the Westborough Historical Society hosted a viewing of vintage photographs of Westborough in the 19th century. Developed from rare glass negatives,…

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