Welcome to the Boxborough Historical Society

Its our Anniversary!!

This is a year of celebrations for the Society as 2021 is the 60th anniversary of our funding in 1961 and the 25th anniversary of our revival in 1996 as well as the “15+1” anniversary of the opening of the Museum in 2005.

We intend to celebrate our anniversaries on Sunday October 24 from 2 to 4 PM. At a minimum the Museum will be open, and we will have cake and beverages. Over the summer we developed some additional exciting plans but these are currently on hold until we have a better idea of the course of the current COVID-19 surge. Stay tuned for updates.

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.

Annual Meeting

A brief Annual Meeting of the Society and Election of Officers and Directors will take place at the Museum on Sunday October 24 at 1:30 PM just prior to the anniversary celebration. All members are encouraged to attend. We will be electing members to our Board along with the Board’s officers. We are looking to fill the position of Board Secretary for the coming year and would welcome a volunteer. Your participation is appreciated and encouraged! Remember: many hands make light work. Your ‘hands’ can help.


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.