Historic Southborough

SHS organizing “Coronavirus Pandemic: A Photographic Portrait of Southborough”

May 18, 2020 04:45:29 PM
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We all know that the strange days we’re living in are historic. The Southborough Historical Society is looking to “accurately preserve” this moment.

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Looking back 100 years at pandemic in Southborough

April 1, 2020 03:07:32 PM
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The current pandemic has prompted many comparisons and remembrances of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. It prompted one resident to reach out and share photos of Southborough during the outbreak.

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SWL: St. Mark’s Church seeks $600K for tower restoration

May 7, 2019 11:35:22 AM
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A Wicked Local story educates that while the tower is being “shore up”, the restoration work will take a lot more funds than they have in their coffers.

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Town Meeting: Article to restore 1862 flag and finish historic archiving project

March 13, 2019 03:25:46 PM
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Town Meeting will be asked to fund restoring what is believed to be the burial flag for a Southborough soldier killed in the Civil War.

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WGBH explains Southborough’s origins (and why there is no “Eastborough”)

December 27, 2018 11:30:00 AM

WGBH’s Curiousity Desk answered a question by a reader curious about, “Massachusetts Has A Northborough, Southborough And Westborough. Why No Eastborough?”

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SWL: Selectmen approve $21K bid to buy and restore Fayville Hall

November 20, 2018 11:01:07 AM
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The Town will move forward to sell Fayville Hall for $21K to a developer who will restore it to a vintage early 1900s look.

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Historical Society making most of Heritage Day: Game with $250 prize, Burial Ground tour, and new museum exhibits

October 5, 2018 04:58:09 PM
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Southborough Historical Society is using a $250 prize to help draw attention to town history on Monday.

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Town to better promote sale of Fayville Hall with release of updated RFP

October 5, 2018 02:47:37 PM
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The Town will do more to promote Fayville Hall as it seeks to find a buyer through another Request for Proposals.

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Restored headstones at Old Burial Grounds

October 3, 2018 04:46:00 PM
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Last spring, Town Meeting voters approved work to restore deteriorating headstones at the Old Burial Ground. Now the Town is happy to share some positive results.

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Fayville Hall to go back out to bid

July 23, 2018 07:30:28 AM
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The Board of Selectmen aren’t accepting the $5K bid on historic Fayville Hall.

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Restoration work about to begin at the Old Burial Ground

July 12, 2018 01:50:01 PM
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A restoration project approved by Town Meeting voters will begin next week.

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Bid to purchase, redevelop, and preserve Fayville Hall includes relocating Affordable Units from Ila Bella/Rossi Estates (Updated)

June 12, 2018 01:38:28 PM
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A bid on the historic community hall may result in preservation, but don’t celebrate yet. The bid is contingent on many conditions.

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Remembering the Blizzard of ’78

February 6, 2018 09:49:37 AM
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As you’ve likely been reminded by other media, today is the anniversary of the day that the Blizzard of ’78 hit our town.

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Historical Commission: Bylaws are helping to preserve and restore Southborough’s history and appearance

January 18, 2018 02:42:39 PM
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A recent story about an old home that will be torn down prompted me to check in with the architects of the Demolition Delay Bylaw.

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