Northborough Historical Society COVID - 19 Accommodations

After conferring with Northborough’s Health Department and following CDC guidelines, please note the Northborough Historical Society has decided to hold their fall meetings at the Trinity Church, 23 Main Street in Northborough.

Although the NHS building can accommodate our guests, the meeting room is not large enough to provide for social distancing and adequate ventilation. The Trinity Church’s meeting room will provide a substantially larger space. In making this move, together with an enforced mask mandate, and no refreshments being served, we have made in-person meetings as safe as possible under the circumstances.

Watch for meeting notices on a monthly basis since we may adjust meeting plans due to changes in CDC guidelines.

WELCOME

For more than 100 years, we have been dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of our town of Northborough, Massachusetts.

building Around here we like our history. At the Northborough Historical Society we like history so much that not only have we been preserving Northborough’s history for more than one hundred years, but we have also been learning it, enjoying it, teaching it, and making it! When the Society was founded in 1906, Reverend Josiah C. Kent stated that "The facts of Northborough history should be collected and thus preserved from oblivion," and that is what we have been doing ever since.

Our museum and archives are open to the public, and we continue to offer free monthly programs that highlight local, regional and national history.


We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Northborough Historical Society and help us preserve and celebrate our town and its history. Find MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION HERE.


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Check out the wonderful map of Northborough's History: A Map Depiction created by Dan Fishbein, a Boy Scout in Troop 101, Northborough.

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Hidden History: Discover Northborough's Past

As part of Northborough's 250th Celebration, 50 historic markers were temporarily placed around town to remind people about our local history.
Learn more here.

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The "then and now" book Northborough Through Time by the Northborough Historical Society and curator Ellen Racine is available at LaLaJava, the Northborough Library and the Northborough Town Clerk’s office or by calling 508.393.2343 or emailing.

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Visit the "Save the White Cliffs" pages on Facebook for the latest news and a large collection of photos.

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Events

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As of 26-Nov-21 it is possible to make online donations to the society. To see how click here.

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We are pleased to announce that, after a long, COVID-19 induced hiatus, we will be holding our Friday night programs again!

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Next Meeting & Program: Friday, December 3, 2021
The Vikings. An Icelandic Saga.
Dr. William R. Short, an internationally renowned author, filmmaker, and independent scholar, will present a fascinating talk of enduring tales and historical facts of the Viking people: a culture of combat, weaponry and feared warriors in Medieval times.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., at Trinity Church, 23 Main Street, Northborough. The church parking lot is accessed from Hudson St. The event is free and open to the public.
Details here.

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Contact the NHS if you are interested in volunteering. Details of the various committee positions can be found here

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Northborough History Hikes - Prepared by the Northborough Historical Society and Northborough Trails Committee for the Town’s 250th Anniversary Celebration, 2016

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Visit our Finding Aid for the Josiah Proctor Button and Comb Industry Records made possible through a Grant from   Mass Humanities.   See what is available in our archive on this abbreviated index on local businesses and people from 1876 to 1903, and how this large company functioned by reviewing orders, sales, bills, products, and more.

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Former NHS Historian Robert Ellis explores
  A Northborough Common

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Check out the Northborough Historical Society  YouTube Channel!
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Join us and become a part of history!