Northborough Historical Society museum open on Sundays through October

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Northborough Historical Society members travel the parade route at the 2019 Applefest Parade.
(Photo/CA file photo)

NORTHBOROUGH – The Northborough Historical Society museum will be open on Sundays through the rest of the month of October, inviting community members to visit its collection of local artifacts at its location at 52 Main Street.

Doors will be open between 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24. Masks must be worn in the museum and no food or beverages are allowed. 

The museum will be closed for the remainder of the year following these dates according to a press release. 

The Historical Society has opted to offer these hours after attracting over 75 visitors during Applefest weekend last month. 

“We decided we would open the museum a few more times this year in case some people missed it or wanted more time to look at other items in the museum,” that aforementioned press release noted.

Mastodon artifacts “were a big hit,” over Applefest weekend, as was an hourglass once owned by Mary Goodenow.  

“But there is so much more there, it takes several visits to take it all in,” the press release continued.  

Outside of Sunday museum availability, the Historical Society will also host a lecture by local historian and author Christopher Daley on Friday, Oct. 22. “1620: The First Year” will focus on the Mayflower voyage, the settling of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrim’s encounter with the Wampanoag people.

 

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