Historic Southborough

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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Historical Society recruiting volunteer history buffs

December 15, 2017 02:20:18 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society is in need of more helping hands. Their pitch points out that it’s an “unparalleled” opportunity for history buffs.

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What’s been going on at the Burnett House/Garfield House (Or is it “Deerfoot”?) (Updated)

September 13, 2017 11:50:52 AM
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It’s almost a year since I updated readers on work at 84 Main Street. So, it’s time to check back in.

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Historical Society reveals “priceless” historical documents of “Smithsonian” quality

September 5, 2017 02:10:41 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society’s cataloging effort has borne fruit again. This one is the discovery of 17th century documents centering around the Nipmuc tribe in our region.

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Historical working to conserve Southborough’s Old Burial Ground

August 30, 2017 04:34:37 PM
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The Historical Commission is has announced efforts to preserve Old Burial Ground headstones, which not only recorded Southborough History, but are considered folk art that “reflects the tastes, beliefs, and the lives of the residents of the Southborough over its first century and a half.”

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Attempted train robbery bungled in Southborough (105 years ago)

July 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM
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Last year, the Southborough Historical Society shared a fantastic bit of historic news. I missed sharing it then. So, I’m sharing it now in time for tomorrow’s 105th anniversary.

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Historical Society making progress in sharing Southborough history: Online resources available

May 24, 2017 08:00:00 AM
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Many of the Towns old documents and history have been uploaded as online resources.

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Southborough’s old Woodbury Tavern to be reassembled (across state lines)

March 22, 2017 04:25:40 PM
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I just stumbled across a pretty amazing story I somehow missed last week. Formerly one of Southborough’s most historic buildings, the Woodbury Tavern will rise again. Unfortunately, it won’t be in Southborough (or as a public tavern).

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Historical Society working to bring new life to “oldest living thing in Southborough”

December 8, 2016 11:16:50 AM
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The Southborough Historical Society continues its work to maintain and even restore town history. The most recent posting by the Society shares news on what may be “The Oldest Living Thing in Southborough” and how residents can be part of an effort to keep it alive.

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Historical Society: Challenge Grant to match your donations, restoration efforts, and more fascinating history

November 3, 2016 11:39:19 AM
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SHS is making a plea for contributions to help them preserve history. And, I’m sharing some of the fascinating history they’ve recently shared – including an ironic post on why St. Anne’s Church is a replica of the original church which would have been almost 130 years old today.

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History of the Kelly Gang: The Outlaws of Cordaville

August 18, 2016 12:35:37 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society posted another glimpse into our town’s past. This one exposes the underbelly of the Cordaville area in the late 1800s.

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Southborough’s historic roots in industry

August 12, 2016 02:20:08 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society posted more fascinating information about our Town roots. This time, the focus was on “When Southborough was a Mill Town.”

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