Boxborough Historic Home Tour September 22, 2012
The Boxborough Historical Society held the 2012 Tour of historic homes in Boxborough on September 22nd from noon until 5:00 pm. There were nine homes including the Rev. Joseph Willard house, c.1796, the Ephraim Whitcomb house, c. 1804, and the Jacob Littlefield house, c. 1843. There are three homes that were seen for the first time this year. One of them is the Boaz Brown house, c.1730, also known as the Muster house, where the farmers of the town that later became known as Boxborough mustered as Minutemen on that historic day of April in 1775. The Tour started from the Boxborough Museum at 575 Middle Road.
History of the Wachusett Reservoir April 22, 2012
On Sunday April 22, 2012 the Boxborough Historical Society presented Eamon McCarthy Earls speaking on The Construction and History of the Wachusett Reservoir at 7:00 PM in the Morse and Hilberg rooms of the Boxborough Town Hall, 29 Middle Road. Eamon is the author of Wachusett: How Boston's 19th Century Quest for Water Changed Four Towns and a Way of Life. This is the story of how, from 1895 to 1908, the project transformed Clinton, Sterling, Boylston and West Boylston by damming the upper Nashua River to create Boston's first truly modern water supply.
Boxborough Historical Society Pot Luck Supper Feb 26, 2012
On Sunday February 26, 2012 the Boxborough Historical Society held its Annual Pot Luck Supper at 5:00 PM in the Grange Room at Boxborough Town Hall, 29 Middle Road Boxborough.