Southborough Historical Society presents a look at New England’s haunted past

The Southborough Historical Society is getting in the Halloween spirit this year with a presentation on Haunted New England to be held at the Southborough Arts Center on October 22. The talk will be led by local historian Chris Daley. Here’s a description from his website:

Historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them. The topics addressed in the lecture will be Mercy Brown “The Vampire” of Exeter Rhode Island, The Cursed Freetown State Forest, The Haunted Hoosac Tunnel in Western Massachusetts, The Ghosts of the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River Massachusetts, The Lady in Black at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire, Giles Corey and the Curse of Salem, Dudleytown: The Cursed Ghost-town of Cornwall Connecticut, Burial Hill in Plymouth Massachusetts and at the John Alden House in Duxbury Massachusetts.

You can buy tickets at the Southborough Historical Museum open house on Sunday (1:00 – 4:00 pm, 25 Common Street) or at the society’s booth at Heritage Day on Monday. The cost is $6 for ages 12 to adult, and $5 for seniors and Historical Society members. The presentation is not recommended for kids younger than 12.

Space is limited, so you’re advised to purchase tickets in advance. If you won’t be at Heritage Day, you can email your ticket request to

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