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 Shirtwaist Factory Fire” (1911) was held on Feb. 3, 2020.Watch the presentation here. In a sweatshop in Greenwich Village, New York, 146 garment workers, mostly […]

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 altered the direction of the nation and signaled the start of a new historical reality. Some were groundbreaking political concepts; some were dramatic military victories […]

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 […]