2022 Programs

The Annual Meeting of the Boxborough Historical Society and Election of Officers and Directors will take place at the Museum, 575 Middle Road, on Sunday October 23 at 2:00 PM. It will start with a brief business meeting at which we will be electing members to our Board along with the Board’s officers. We will be voting on changing Article IV of the Society’s by-laws to increase the number of board members from “five (5)” to “up to ten (10)”. This is being proposed so that more people can fully participate in helping to run the Society. A quorum of ten (10) members is needed to make this by-law change; thus, all members are encouraged to attend.

In addition to the business portion, the meeting will feature a special program. It’s an interactive discussion of “Two Boxboroughs: Growing up in the 1950’s and 1970’s” led by Jeanne Steele Kangas and Kate West. In the 1950’s Boxborough was a farm town with a population of 500; in the 1970’s the population was 3,000 and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) was king. Weather permitting, we’ll meet outdoors on the lawn. Refreshments will be served.

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.