WEST BOYLSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
For over 30 years, the West Boylston Historical Society has
served the town by researching and preserving our unique history.
We are based at our headquarters at 65 Worcester Street, the
historic Bigelow Tavern.
- The society is currently raising money to support the construction of a brick sidewalk from the
parking lot to the front door. We expect to start consrtruction in the spring. Bricks may
be purchased for $3.00 each or 10 for $25.00. Donations may be sent to the West Boylston
Society, Box 201 West Boylston, MA 01583 or stop by the Bigelow Tavern any Thursday between 9:30 and Noon.
Approximately 2600 bricks are needed for this project. You will receive a brick magnet for your support.
- The renovated Bigelow Tavern building at 65 Worcester Street serves as the
museum and research center. Built in the 1770s,
it was originally the Bigelow Tavern and now serves as
- The Historical Society has disassembled and relocated the
18th-century Jacob Winn barn from Lancaster Street, where it was scheduled for
demolition, to our property on Worcester Street.
- Frank Brown and Beverly Goodale, members of the Society's Board of Directors, have authored a book of
photographs for the Images of America series.
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- The Old Stone Church: Through the efforts of the Historical Society, the Historical Commission
and the Beaman Oak Garden Club, the state was persuaded to rebuild the church after the side walls and roof collapsed in the 1970s.
- The society was instrumental in the listing of the Holbrook Chapel and the Mount Vernon Cemetery in the National Register of Historic Places
Hours Of Operation
The Society is open most Thursdays from 9:30 until 12:00 noon.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Old Farmer's Almanac got its start in West
Robert Bailey Thomas, one of the town's most
famous residents, complied his almanac from his home in West
Boylston for many years. The Old Farmer's Almanac is
the oldest continuously published periodical in North America,
starting in 1792 and continuing to this day.
Robert Bailey Thomas was also the first town clerk for
West Boylston in 1808.
Want to learn more about West Boylston? Wish to help preserve our fascinating history? Join the
West Boylston Historical Society and/or donate to our preservation efforts?
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