The Underground Railroad in Central Massachusetts and the Blackstone River Valley | Westborough Historical Society

The Underground Railroad in Central Massachusetts and the Blackstone River Valley | Westborough Historical Society

On Monday, February 5, 2024, in honor of Black History Month, the Westborough Historical Society presented “The Underground Railroad in Central Massachusetts and the Blackstone River Valley” by Professor Susan Franz of the WISE program at Assumption College. Explore key local sites and learn about the experience of finding freedom.  Discover the role of northern […]

Anything Goes: America During the Jazz Age | Westborough Historical Society

Anything Goes: America During the Jazz Age | Westborough Historical Society

The Westborough Historical Society’s January program: “Anything Goes—America During the Jazz Age: “The Roaring Twenties” with historian Christopher Daley. This presentation was an entertaining overview of the 1920s, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, organized crime, as well as the style, fashion, and trends of the Jazz Age. Christopher Daley is a historian, author, and […]

The Ravages of the 1953 Tornado on Westborough – Westborough Historical Society

The Ravages of the 1953 Tornado on Westborough – Westborough Historical Society

On Monday, September 11th, 6:30pm-8pm, The Westborough Historical Society presented “The Ravages of the 1953 Tornado on Westborough.” The round table of residents included Dexter Blois, Linda Duncan, Les Wilkinson and was moderated by Kris Allen. The group, as well as attendees at the event, shared their personal memories/reflections of the devastation that Westborough experienced […]

Women of Westborough – March 8, 2023

Women of Westborough – March 8, 2023

Enjoy this multigenerational program connecting Westborough women leaders, friends and neighbors. Hear inspiring stories of leadership. The evening will begin with a lively presentation featuring two historical leaders from Westborough: Prof. Mary Brigham (1829-1889) president-elect of Mt. Holyoke College and the 1978 Olympic Gold Medalist in aerial skiing, Nikki Stone. Attendees will then rotate through […]

Save the Date – Women of Westborough 3/8/23 @

Save the Date – Women of Westborough 3/8/23 @

On March 8, 2023 from 6-7:15pm at The Great Hall, Forbes Building – 45 West Main St. Enjoy this multigenerational program connecting Westborough women leaders, friends and neighbors. Hear inspiring stories of leadership. The evening will begin with a lively presentation featuring two historical leaders from Westborough: Prof. Mary Brigham (1829-1889) president-elect of Mt.Holyoke College […]

Who was Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller?

Who was Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller?

In honor of Black History Month, the Westborough Historical Society sponsored this informative presentation – “Who was Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller?” He was the first Black psychiatrist in the U.S. did ground-breaking research in Alzheimer’s Disease and other mental diseases at Westborough State Hospital from 1899-1933. This presentation was done by Dr. Edith Jolin, Boston […]

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