Happy Holiday's from the Southborough Historical Society!
Museum Holiday Special Opening and Social Event - members and public invited to be held on Wednesday, 12/10 from 6-8PM at the Museum. One night only sale of "Fences of Stone": $17.27 (Southborough's year of incorporation) which is 30% off the regular price. Also available at special discounts are Southborough Flag T-Shirts at $7 and Deerfoot Farms Book also at $7. Buy your history buff a gift and help support the Southborough Historical Society Museum and Collection! Refreshments will also be served.
Burnett/Garfield Mansion at 84 Main Street
Back in July, the Town heard of the pending sale of the Burnett/Garfield stone house mansion at 84 Main St. to a developer who planned to demolish it. This photo from circa 1900 shows the Stone House #1 when the tower was still on the roof and shortly after the expansion of Stony Brook as part of the Massachusetts District Commission Sudbury Reservoir. Numerous discussions and efforts in town quickly developed including a grass roots coordination (see www.historicalgood.org) seeking to insure the message got out to everyone to hopefully find an alternative to the demolition. Luckily the sale fell through. The Board of Selectmen have since negotiated a proposed deal that would make use of existing CPC funds that are specifically planned for uses such as this. The final decision will be up to town voters at an upcoming town meeting.
See additional photos below of the property as it once looked. For even more photos including interior and outbuildings see This Page
Flagg School and current home of the Southborough Historical Society Museum
Southborough Historical Society Museum
Please stop in our Museum during our open hours most Sunday's from 1-3PM except summers and holiday weekends. Besides our regular exhibits, we have numerous Southborough Historical items for Sale including our new Town Flag T-Shirt which is available in a variety of sizes from Youth to Adult.