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Construction of Route 495: October 15

With the exception of the glaciers, the most transformative and disruptive physical event in the history of Boxborough was the construction of Interstate Route 495.  When this massive project started in 1960, Boxborough was a small faming town of under 800 people with roads to match, so small that the town didn’t even have a dump. When the Interstate was finished, Boxborough was bisected by a 6 lane highway and the future growth pattern of the town had changed forever.  On Sunday October 15, Alan Rohwer of the Boxborough Historical Society will discuss the construction of Route 495 and why and how it was built including before and after pictures. 


The presentation will take place in the Morse Hilberg Room of the Boxborough Town Hall at 29 Middle Road starting at 2:00 PM.  Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Boxborough Historical Society Annual Meeting October 15


The Annual Meeting of the Society and Election of Officers and Directors will take place in the Morse Hilberg room of the Boxborough Town Hall 29 Middle Road on Sunday October 15 at 3:00 PM after the conclusion of the Society’s program on the construction of route 495. At the meeting changes will also be proposed to the Society’s by-laws.

Shoe release.pdf

On May 21, 2023, Duncan Brown presented a program about this shoe - to see the presentation, click here.