By Linda Rennie, Marlborough Historical Society
Marlborough – The population of Marlborough has such a rich heritage of celebration. Over the years there are so many events that help to formulate our community. The celebrations that began each year such as the grand military balls, one at John Cotting’s Hall in January of 1841, another at the Marlborough Town Hall in January of 1875. The annual New Year’s Eve parties at the Marlborough Country Club and the Lyonhurst Ballroom are a source of remembrance for many community residences. Do you think any of your ancestors were in Marlborough and a part of these celebrations?
Learning about your heritage and your past is a source of celebration. The Marlborough Historical Society offers free assistance and workshops to help you reach into your family’s and community’s legacy.
Each week on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., archivist Richard Cochrane is available for assistance with your genealogy. Also available, the last Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m., is a genealogy workshop. These services take place at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St. Special times can be arranged by calling 508-485-4783.
This program is an informal presentation. It is geared to demonstrate how to get started with your genealogy search and to show you what the Historical Society has to offer you with assistance. Even if your family wasn’t from Marlborough, we can assist you in some way. You may come as often as you want.
Let the Marlborough Historical Society help you begin your new year with a celebration of your history to share with your family.