Burnett history taught and shared over breakfast – February 14

Above: Historic image of Deerfoot Farms (from event flyer).

Next week, the Southborough Senior Center will host another Breakfast Club.

This month’s topic is one of the town’s most prominent historic families: The Burnett Family.

In addition to talking about the family, the Southborough Historical Society will also be seeking information and memorabilia that residents have to share.

Paul and Patrice Doucette, members of the Southborough Historical Society, will present a history of the Burnett Family, one of Southborough’s prominent families founding Deerfoot farms and the Joseph Burnett Company.

Joseph Burnett, a Boston pharmacist, lived in Southborough. He developed vanilla extract which became world famous and resulted in his founding of Joseph Burnett Company of Boston in 1847.

He went on to purchase acreage in Southborough which became the Deerfoot Farms Company famous for both dairy and port products.

Share your stories or any memorabilia you may have. The historical society is looking for photos, especially color photos of milk trucks.

The event is scheduled for Friday, February 14 at 10:00 am. To register, stop by the Senior Center’s front desk or call (508) 229-4453).

Suggested donation for the breakfast and talk is $6 for Friends of the Senior Center members and $10 for non-members.

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