Welcome to the Westborough Archive Website!

Photographer-in-Residence Program

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2018 Westborough Architecture Tours

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Brand New! Westborough Historical Newspapers online.

Follow these links to explore local history resources available at the Westborough Public Library:

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“For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” –Cicero, Orator, 120

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Additional online local history resources:

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“The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it . . . history is literally present in all that we do.” –James Baldwin

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About Local History and Genealogy at the Westborough Public Library:

The Westborough Room, located on the main floor of the Westborough Public Library, was established to help preserve Westborough’s history. Its collection consists of vital records to 1850, vital records of Westborough to the 1990’s, family genealogies, town reports, genealogy publications, maps, photographs, and other materials of local historical and genealogical interest.

The Westborough Room Collection is a non-circulating collection. Please check the historical use policies for information on the use or reproduction of Westborough Room materials.

The Westborough Room also houses a collection of historic town documents, some dating back to the early 1700’s. Parts of the collection have been digitized at the Boston Public Library, and are available via Digital Commonwealth. For information about the historic documents, contact Anthony Vaver, Local History Librarian, at 508-366-3050 ext. 5284 or email avaver@town.westborough.ma.us.

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The Westborough Public Library was an NEH Common Heritage Grant Recipient for “‘Westborough: Your Town – Your History’ Scanning Day,” that was held on February 4, 2017. View an online exhibit showcasing some of the major themes that emerged from the items that people brought in to have digitized, and read about the event in the Community Advocate.

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“There is nothing more powerful than a people, than a nation, steeped in its history. And there are few things as noble as honoring our ancestors by remembering.” –Lonnie G. Bunch III