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 […]
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 […]
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 scene photos of the infamous 1919 “Baby Doll murders” on South Street. Watch the Full Presentation here!
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 Vaver. Check out The Ebenezer Parkman Project Website here: Watch the Presentation here:
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. […]
The Merrie-M building has seen a lot over the years. From storefronts to restaurants to housing, it holds all that history and that story needs to be told. Paula Skog sat down with Nanci Miller and Aida Whithouse, the daughter of Merriam herself. Join them for a look back at The Merrie-M’s history (click to […]
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!
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 […]
In honor of Westborough’s 300th Celebration, the Historical Society took a closer look at one of Westborough’s more famous individuals – Eli Whitney. On Monday evening, March 27, 2017, the society’s president, Cary Mulrain, gave a presentation on Whitney to a large group of residents gathered at the 1717 Shoppe. The discussion focused on how […]
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 […]