Two Upcoming History Programs in April 2023

Eleanor Roosevelt–The First Lady of the World

On Monday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Willows, the Westborough Historical Society will present “Eleanor Roosevelt–The First Lady of the World.” The dynamic, beloved First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, will be brought to life by Sheryl Faye. This program is co-sponsored by The Willows of Westborough, 1 Lyman Street, and is supported in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. It is free and open to the public.

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“America in the Philippines”: An Historical Talk by Jennifer Hallock

On Thursday, April 13, 6:30—7:45 PM in the  Galfand Meeting Room, Westborough Public Library, Jennifer Hallock will present a historical talk on “America in the Philippines.”

Hotly contested stump speeches on transpacific trade, immigration, and national security are not new to American political discourse. Join historian, teacher, and author Jennifer Hallock to learn how our first experiment in overseas empire in the Philippines (1898-1946) launched the American Century and still shapes our country now. She will discuss this chapter of our shared history, and lead a Q&A on the effects we continue to see today.

Interested in a more high-level analysis? Read her article, “Army Trenches and School Benches: The Philippine-American War in the Sugar Sun Series.”   Copies of her books will also be available for sale and to be autographed at her talk.

To learn more, and to register for the talk, visit

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