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, these scenes of old shops, schools, churches, and businesses bring alive the good old days with commentary by historian and former fire captain Phil Kittredge. […]

Westborough Historical Society’s Annual Civic Club Lecture!

Westborough Historical Society’s Annual Civic Club Lecture!

Westborough Historical Society held their annual Civic Club Lecture on February 26, 2018. They presented, “Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me” with guest speaker, Assumption College Professor, John McClymer. He spoke about using stereotyped ethnic voices to subvert ethnic stereotypes in the early U.S 20th century. Click here to watch the full lecture!

All About Westborough’s Sibley House

All About Westborough’s Sibley House

Westborough Historical Society presents Jim O’Connor’s presentation on the Sibley House. Learn all about William Sibley’s early life, his service in the Union army during the Civil War and Sibley’s successful sleigh business. The presentation will be broadcast on our Public channel (Verizon 24, Charter 191) or it can be viewed anytime On Demand by […]

The World of Ebenezer Parkman: Westboro’s Minister, 1724-1782

The World of Ebenezer Parkman: Westboro’s Minister, 1724-1782

On Monday, February 27, 2017 the Westborough Historical Society presented their annual Civic Club Lecture: “The Worlds of Ebenezer Parkman, Westborough’s Minister from 1724-1782.”  Holy Cross History Professor Ross Beales described the life of Ebenezer Parkman (1703-1782) who, for 58 years, was the town’s spiritual and intellectual leader.  Watch the full presentation here. Beales discussed Parkman’s […]

Mapping Westborough – Maps of the Town/Area Over the Years

Residents gathered Monday, January 23rd, 2017 for a fascinating slide show of Westborough presented by Historical Society Curator Leslie Leslie, who led the group on a tour of period maps of our town from the 18th through the 21st centuries.  The presentation covered how the Westborough community has changed over time as our town grew from a rural agricultural […]