Marlborough Heritage Festival
Updated September 30: Originally scheduled for October 4, but postponed to October 25 due to forecasted inclement weather.
Updated October 13: The Bus Tour (in grey below) won't take place this fall. We hope that we'll be able to put it on in the spring.
We'll have a table with books, calendars, and note cards again this year. We'll also have raffle tickets.
The big news this year is the Marlborough history bus tour with Paul Brodeur and Chandra Lothian that is being planned as part of the Marlborough Historical Society's 50th Anniversary.
Heritage Festival Bus Tour of Marlborough: ￼￼"History Along the Colonial Roads of Marlborough"
Tours at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm
Very limited space. Tickets for $5 at the Marlborough Historical Society booth Corner of Main Street and Florence Streets. If you're interested, come to our table when the festival opens. We expect the tour tickets to go fast.
What you'll see on the tour
Tour leaves from corner of Main and Newton Streets. Paul will start at Main St with a talk about the development of the downtown area. Then we’ll head down East Main to Stevens, and up Union for a talk on the Praying Indian village and the network of colonial roads. Then we’ll head to the Peter Rice Homestead on Elm where Paul will tell us about the early land controversy and Peter and Rebecca Rice. Next we’ll drive down Dudley and Northboro Rd and along Boston Post Rd to Boundary Street for the Mary Goodnow story. Then back along 20 east to Lake Williams for our last talk, about the importance of the lake, Williams Tavern and nearby houses. Finally we’ll head ‘home’ along West Main back to the start. Chandra will be pointed out the sites of Ellen Carpenters ‘Old Homesteads’ along the route as we drive, along with any other interesting houses or buildings.