Marlborough, Massachusetts and The Marlborough Historical Society
Marlborough, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in 1660. Histories of Marlborough are here.
The Marlborough Historical Society, founded in 1964, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation, education, and celebration in Marlborough. (The Society's by-laws and officers are here.)
Free monthly programs are held in and around Marlborough, including at the Peter Rice Homestead and Museum, which also houses Marlborough's historical archives. The Homestead and Museum is a great place to bring student groups and out of town visitors. Send a message at least ten days in advance to arrange a tour.
377 Elm Street Mailing address: Box 513
Marlborough, MA 01752 Marlborough, MA 01752-0513
Phone: 508-485-4763 -- We recommend e-mail for the quickest response.
Society Archivist Dick Cochrane is at the Homestead most Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact Dick in advance to confirm.
Note: The office will be closed Tuesday, June 18.
The Peter Rice Homestead is also open by appointment for tours.
New at the Marlborough Historical Society and online
- Stephen G. Rice new lifetime member
- Major update to annual scholarship
- King Philip's War part II available
- Marlborough Sports History slides
- Annual calendar now available
- Monthly genealogy workshop announced
- Programs for 2012 - 2013 announced
- Slides from "King Philip's War: The Praying Indians of Marlborough and the Summer of 1675" presentation online
- Andrea Boxell awarded scholarship for essay
- New front door--Details in the last section here.
- Thanks to Brian Coppola Landscaping for donation of services
- Seventy-seven photos of Spring Hill Cemetery
- Founding member of The History List
Upcoming Historical Society Programs and Events
Questions about signing up? More information is here.
Thanks to John Buczek for use of the historic image at the top of this page.