Celebrating & Honoring Kate Matison – June 6th

When Kate Matison passed away in February, the Historical Commission promised to hold a reception in honor of their late member. Next week, they will do just that.

The commission and the Historical Society have issued an evite for a reception on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 pm:

The Southborough Historical Commission and the Southborough Historical Society invite you to a reception in memory of Kate Matison.

Please join friends and family as we celebrate Kate’s life and honor her contributions to our community.

The commission already detailed some of those contributions in their February announcement:

Kate brought her boundless energy and commitment to the Southborough Historical Commission in 2007. It is impossible to overstate her impact on the Commission and the Town of Southborough. In 2012, she became the Vice Chair, and she held that position until she was recently voted Chair.

Some of Kate’s accomplishments include South Union School’s addition to the National Historic Register, updating the Historical Properties Survey, the Preservation Restriction for 84 Main Street with the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the application for Southborough’s National Register Historic District, the recent preservation of the Old Burial Ground, advocacy for Fayville Hall and Peter’s Annex preservation, and documenting numerous buildings since demolished or renovated.

Since 2015, Kate served as the CPC representative for the Historical Commission, Members of both groups relied upon her expertise and greatly appreciated her contributions.

It is rare to find an individual who is willing to work so tirelessly for the growing good of a community for so many years. Future residents of Southborough will benefit from her talents and expertise as they are able to appreciate the historical character she strived to preserve. It is our hope that she will be remembered as fondly as we remember Kate Matison: dedicated, tireless, witty, wise, and above all, a dear friend.

The gathering will fittingly take place in the Southborough Historical Museum at 25 Common Street.

You can find the commission’s evite here. If you have any questions, please contact host Rebecca Deans-Rowe at 508-831-8613.

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