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Public Invited to Boxborough Grange History Night November 10

Boxborough Grange #131, in conjunction with the Boxborough Historical Society, will hold a “History Night” on Friday November 10 at 7:00 p.m. This will take place in the Grange Room of the Boxborough Town Hall, 29 Middle Road.  

The Grange is the nation’s oldest national agricultural organization formed in the years following the American Civil War to unite private citizens to improve the economic and social position of the nation’s farm population. Boxborough Grange was founded in 1886 and will celebrate its 138th anniversary next March. Over time the Grange evolved to include non-farm rural families and communities.  Its current goal is to bring people together to build stronger communities by encouraging agricultural and environmental sustainability and community service.

Come to the Boxborough Town Hall on November 10 and learn about the Grange’s origin and activities down through the years.

All are welcome and admission is free.  Unwrapped toys will be accepted for the Grange’s annual campaign to support Toys for Tots. 

Construction of Route 495: October 15

With the exception of the glaciers, the most transformative and disruptive physical event in the history of Boxborough was the construction of Interstate Route 495.  When this massive project started in 1960, Boxborough was a small faming town of under 800 people with roads to match, so small that the town didn’t even have a dump. When the Interstate was finished, Boxborough was bisected by a 6 lane highway and the future growth pattern of the town had changed forever.  On Sunday October 15, Alan Rohwer of the Boxborough Historical Society discussed the construction of Route 495 and why and how it was built including before and after pictures. 


The presentation took place in the Morse Hilberg Room of the Boxborough Town Hall at 29 Middle Road starting at 2:00 PM.  

Shoe release.pdf

On May 21, 2023, Duncan Brown presented a program about this shoe - to see the presentation, click here.


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