Historic Southborough

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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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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