2021 Programs


DATE AND TIME: November 6, 2021 9:00am to 10:00am

LOCATION: Half Moon Meadow Brook, Boxborough

LEADER: George Krusen, Boxborough Historical Society


Join George Krusen of the Boxborough Historical Society on a walk through Half Moon Meadow Brook, part of the Nashoba Praying Indian Village established in 1651. There are a number of stone structures on the site believed to have been built by Native Americans, including a winter solstice sunrise alignment. This land is featured in the Spring 2021 issue of the Journal of the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA). The land was permanently protected from development by SVT in 1998.

This Event is co-sponsored by Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT). To register please sign up at https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/stone-structures-half-moon-meadow-brook.

Boxborough Historical Society Celebrates Museum and Anniversary

On October 24 the Society celereated its founding in 1961 and the opening of the Boxborough Museum in October, 2005.

The Museum was open from 2:00 to 4:00 pm (masks must be worn inside). The highlight of the celebration was an outdoor concert on the lawn of the Museum of 18th and 19th century fiddle music featuring Dave Reiner, a renowned fiddler and co-author of the book "Old Time Fiddling Across American". The concert started at 2:30 and light refreshments were served.

Boxborough Archeology Through Photography

The Boxborough Historical Society is proud to present "Boxborough Archeology Through Photography" on display in the meeting room at the Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Avenue, during the month of September featuring photographs by Arden Veley of the Society. The archeological remains in Boxborough, spanning over 250 years, are many and varied: colonial cellar holes, stone bridges, foundations of old barns and ice houses, rusting farm machinery, early cars decomposing in the woods, farmers' trash heaps, old mill sites, museum artifacts, colonial cemeteries, hand dug stone lined wells, quarries, railroad underpasses as well as barns and houses from the late sixteen hundreds to the mid eighteen hundreds. This photographic exhibit will bring back to life what time has hidden. Come see the early roots of Boxborough. Many thanks to the Library for providing exhibit space. This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

“Hidden Treasures”: Schoolhouse #2 May 16, 2021

On Sunday, May 16 from 2-4PM, the Boxborough Historical Society held its annual “Hidden Treasures” event. People were able to visit Schoolhouse #2 at 339 Picnic Street, tour the 1857 building and see exhibits special for this event.