How do the images of Westborough items that the Library collected on “Scanning Day” fit into the broader history of our town? On Thursday, April 6, Professor of History at Suffolk University Robert Allison compared the Westborough Town documents found during the renovations of Town Hall with the historical items residents brought in to scan in February. He then discussed how they work together to give us a more complete picture of Westborough and its history. Watch the presentation here.
The program also featured the debuts of an online exhibit of the images that were collected on that day along with footage from Westborough TV drawn from interviews conducted during “Scanning Day.”
Dr. Allison’s talk is funded through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the library’s Common Heritage project, “Your Town, Your History.”