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Westborough Historical Society presents program on 19th-century peddlers

Tom Kelleher of Old Sturbridge Village will be featured at an upcoming event at the Westborough Historical Society. (Photo/Courtesy Old Sturbridge Village)

Tom Kelleher of Old Sturbridge Village will be featured at an upcoming event at the Westborough Historical Society. (Photo/Courtesy Old Sturbridge Village)

Westborough – On Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m., the Westborough Historical Society will hold a program, “Peddling Your Wares: A Look at Itinerant Merchants in Early 19th-century New England.”

In the 1800s, thousands of traveling salesmen brought goods from around the world to the homes of farm families as part of a growing consumer revolution. Enjoy a dramatic encounter with a costumed peddler to learn about the economics, politics, and culture of the 1830s. The program features Tom Kelleher, curator of Old Sturbridge Village, and is sponsored by the Westborough Civic Club.

The event will be held in the Tatnuck Bookseller Community Room, 18 Lyman St.?Snow date is March 3. Visit Westborough Historical Society on Facebook.

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