Upcoming Historical Society Events – November 2023

The Westborough Historical Society has some exciting programs coming up in November:

Monday, November 6 at 6:30pm at Westborough Public Library:  The Westborough Historical Society will present “Printing and Revolution: The Role of Printers in Revolutionary Boston,” featuring printmaster Gary Gregory, the founder of Edes and Gill, a colonial living history printing museum on the grounds of the historic Old North Church in Boston.  His presentation will discuss the connections between colonial newspapers, the printing business, the American Revolution, and citizens, as well as the juxtaposition of liberty and enslavement in the Colonial era.  Gary’s reproduction 18th century print shop is one of only three working colonial print shops in the United States, and the only one in Boston.  This program, in the Westborough Library program room, is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 8, 3:45-4:30pm: “Chalk It Up to History” a neighborhood history walk, led by Historian Kris Allen.  As part of Westborough Connects’ Kindness Week, Kris Allen will lead a downtown walk, stopping at vintage homes of notable Westborough personalities.  The walk will point out historic homes along Parkman, Grove, Church, Ruggles and West Main Streets.  Words of Kindness will be chalked at each location. Rain or shine, the tour departs promptly at 3:45pm from 13 Parkman Street.

Sunday, November 26, 1-4pm: Historical Society Open House, 13 Parkman St.  Visit period rooms exhibiting four centuries of artifacts that capture Westborough’s history. As part of the Westborough Holiday Stroll, docents will give guided tours, and a Holiday Ornament can be crafted by children.

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