Walking Tour of Boxborough’s “New” Town Center May 15
On Sunday May 15, the Boxborough Historical Society will conduct its annual “Hidden Treasures” event. Every May for the last 7 years, Freedom's Way, a consortium of 42 cities and towns that were involved in the events of 1775, has sponsored a "Hidden Treasures" event to highlight notable items and places in each municipality. This year Boxborough’s Hidden Treasures is a walking tour of its “new” Town Center. Led by Richard Hilton, a member of the Boxborough Historical Society, the 1½ hour walking tour leaves from outside Town Hall, 29 Middle Road, at 2 PM.
Boxborough’s original Town Center was at the intersection of Middle and Hill Roads. It centered around the original meeting house/church located in front of North Cemetery. Over time, the center of Town activities moved down Middle Road to its intersection with Massachusetts Avenue. The tour will visit the exterior of 8 historic buildings representing the period from 1790 to 1930 and displaying Federal, Colonial/Greek Revival, Victorian Eclectic and Craftsman architectural styles.
Those who are interested may obtain a brochure for a self-guided tour of the original Town Center at the Boxborough Museum, 575 Middle Road. The Museum will be open from 2-4 on May 15.