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 […]

Famous Women of Westborough Across the Centuries with Kris Allen

Famous Women of Westborough Across the Centuries with Kris Allen

Westborough women have been ingenious, powerful pioneers since the town began. Learn about their trials and triumphs in the Westborough Historical Society’s program, “Famous Women of Westborough Across the Centuries,” on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 7 p.m. This program will featured entrepreneur Betsy Fay (1700s), beloved teacher Annie Fales (1800s), prize-winning author Esther Forbes […]

History of Westborough Public Schools with Marcia Hoffman – 9/12/22

History of Westborough Public Schools with Marcia Hoffman – 9/12/22

From eight district one-room school houses to the super contemporary 2021 Fales Elementary School, Westborough has been renowned for its excellent schools. Well- known Westborough teacher Marcia Hoffman traced the impressive evolution of Westborough’s public education, school buildings, and celebrated teachers over three centuries. Sponsored by the Westborough Historical Society. Enjoy this presentation here. Podcast:

The Truth Behind the Tales – The Nipmuc Presence in Westborough

The Truth Behind the Tales – The Nipmuc Presence in Westborough

The Truth Behind the Tales – The Nipmuc Presence in Westborough, MA by Cheryll Toney Holley, Leader of the Hassanamisco Nipmuc Band in Grafton. This talk explores Nipmuc tribal oral history, especially Westborough’s Nipmuc stories, and uncovers the historic basis and Nipmuc perspectives behind each story. The Westborough Historical Society is sponsored this program in […]

Historical Society – A Stroll Down Memory Lane 10/3/22

Historical Society – A Stroll Down Memory Lane 10/3/22

The Westborough Historical Society presented A Stroll Down Memory Lane, with Town Moderator John Arnold. A panel of long-time residents, graduates of Westborough High School in years past, responded to questions such as “When you were young, who served the best soda in town?” or “Where did you take your first date?” Get a sense […]

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! […]