COVID-19 Cancellations & Closings

There will be no meetings or programs held at the Society building until further notice.

The Museum and archive will remain closed, but Historian Kathy Pierce and Curator Ellen Racine will continue to work from home and make frequent trips to the archive for information.

They can be reached by e-mail:


For more than 100 years, we have been dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of our town of Northborough, Massachusetts.

building Around here we like our history. At the Northborough Historical Society we like history so much that not only have we been preserving Northborough’s history for more than one hundred years, but we have also been learning it, enjoying it, teaching it, and making it! When the Society was founded in 1906, Reverend Josiah C. Kent stated that "The facts of Northborough history should be collected and thus preserved from oblivion," and that is what we have been doing ever since.

Our museum and archives are open to the public, and we continue to offer free monthly programs that highlight local, regional and national history.

We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Northborough Historical Society and help us preserve and celebrate our town and its history. Find MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION HERE.


Check out the wonderful map of Northborough's History: A Map Depiction created by Dan Fishbein, a Boy Scout in Troop 101, Northborough.


Hidden History: Discover Northborough's Past

As part of Northborough's 250th Celebration, 50 historic markers were temporarily placed around town to remind people about our local history.
Learn more here.


The "then and now" book Northborough Through Time by the Northborough Historical Society and curator Ellen Racine is available at LaLaJava, the Northborough Library and the Northborough Town Clerk’s office or by calling 508.393.2343 or emailing.


Visit the "Save the White Cliffs" pages on Facebook for the latest news and a large collection of photos.


program March 27— “The Vikings, an Icelandic Saga”
The meeting will start at 7:30 pm.
Details here.


Contact the NHS if you are interested in volunteering. Details of the various committee positions can be found here


Northborough History Hikes - Prepared by the Northborough Historical Society and Northborough Trails Committee for the Town’s 250th Anniversary Celebration, 2016


Visit our Finding Aid for the Josiah Proctor Button and Comb Industry Records made possible through a Grant from   Mass Humanities.   See what is available in our archive on this abbreviated index on local businesses and people from 1876 to 1903, and how this large company functioned by reviewing orders, sales, bills, products, and more.


Former NHS Historian Robert Ellis explores
  A Northborough Common


Check out the Northborough Historical Society  YouTube Channel!

Join us and become a part of history!