Special Note: The Westborough Center will remain closed to the public while the Westborough Public Library has Quick Browsing Hours. The Local History Librarian will be working limited hours in the library, but can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com or by leaving a message at 508-871-5284.
- Contribute Your First Day of School Photos to the Westborough Archive – The WPL’s Kids’ Department and the Westborough Center are teaming up to collect first day of school photos during the start of this unusual school year. Submit your child’s photo here and tell us about your experiences on this important day. You can view the submissions in the Westborough Digital Respository.
- Register to Vote (or Confirm Your Voter Registration) – Voting is a civic responsibility. The Westborough Center is partnering with the Westborough Town Clerk to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and to encourage all U.S. citizens to vote.
- Read the recent Westborough History Connections article: History and the Westborough Seal.
- Photographer-in-Residence Program Photographs – The photographs of the 2018-2019 Photographer-in-Residence, Brandin Tumeinski, are now available in the Digital Repository.
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Regular Programming and Services
- Westborough Archive – explore and discover Westborough’s deep local history resources and collections, many of which are available online. Research guides to local history collections are also available.
- Westborough Local History Pastimes – the Westborough Center’s official newsletter. Learn about events, exhibits, and resources available through the Westborough Center.
- Online Exhibits – exhibits that showcase items and collections in the Westborough Archive.
- Westborough History Connections – how does Westborough connect to regional, national, and international historical trends? Past series and explorations include “How Does History Connect India and Westborough?” and the Woman Suffrage Movement.
- Architectural Walking Tours – learn about the houses and buildings in various Westborough neighborhoods.
- Photographer-in-Residence Program – learn more about this program that is designed to document life and culture in Westborough.
- The Ebenezer Parkman Project – Rev. Ebenezer Parkman was Westborough’s first minister, and throughout his life he kept a detailed diary, which is now considered to be one of the best resources for understanding daily life in colonial New England. This website brings together his diary and other writings.
The Westborough Center for History and Culture also offers research support for Westborough local history and genealogy, local history programs coordinated with the Westborough Public Schools, volunteer and internship opportunities, and a place to “experience history” (right now we have a collection of stereoscopes available for viewing).
Do you have an idea for a program or cultural event that will enhance the understanding of our community? Do you have a historical or cultural item related to Westborough that you would like us to digitize and add to our digital collections? Stop by or contact Anthony Vaver (Local History Librarian) at 508-871-5284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.