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The Friends were founded to help manage Steele Farm, a municipal property with special historical, conservation & recreational qualities.
Steele Farm, known historically as the Levi Wetherbee Farm, was purchased in 1994 by the Town as a municipal property. The farm itself dates back to the eighteenth century yet has retained its landscape character over the years. This character was recognized by the Town and by its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Additionally, a conservation and historical preservation restriction was placed on the property in 2006, administered by the Trustees of Reservations and the Boxborough Historical Society, to preserve its character and uses. The property is managed for the Town by an appointed Steele Farm Advisory Committee as assisted by the “Friends”.
Mission: Assist the Steele Farm Advisory Committee in maintaining the property and celebrating its special nature.
Photos from Friends of Steele Farm's post
Notice: The Steele Farm Tree Planting is postponed until next Saturday, April 27!
Wetherbee Family exhibit at The Museum. The family who founded what is now also known as Steele Farm (in case you didn't know).
The Society preserves Boxborough's history by hosting programs and maintaining a collection in the regularly-opened Town Museum.
Posted by our friends with the Boxborough PD
Perfect day in Boxborough for sledding at Steele Farm! 🛷 ❄️ ⛄️
More progress on the farmhouse preservation. Closing up the sill repairs on the outside. Wood re-enforcement done in cellar plus crawlspace clean-out & structure re-enforcement of chimney foundation
Work complete on sills, drainage
Winterfest pictures from The Beacon. Great event, great pictures.
“Even without snow, people still turn out,” said Connor.
Alan giving his little history of Steele Farm at Winterfest. Photo from The Beacon.
Great day for Winterfest! Splendid weather & enthusiastic turnout
Come to Winterfest & learn!
Stop into the barn to see a 19th Ice Scorer on Saturday, January 26th at this year's Winterfest Celebration. Members of the Boxborough Historical Society will be there displaying and to answer your question on this piece and other historic agricultural and winter maintenance equipment http://www.boxborough-ma.gov/home/news/january-26th-join-us-for-winterfest
Boxborough Historical Society
A celebration of the completion of the Conservation/Historic Preservation Restriction for Steele Farm @ Town Hall.
We seek your ideas and input on uses for the farmhouse.
Make your voices heard: respond with answers to this questionnaire.
Email a response to [email protected] or attend the public session on April 19, 2018. Comments can also be submitted online: http://www.boxborough-ma.gov/sites/boxboroughma/files/file/file/usage_questionaire_final_20180320_fillable.pdf
So sorry to report the passing of Bella Mahoney, a true member of the Steele Farm Friends Family. Run in great fields, Bella.
Collection of some of the 35 entries to our photo contest. Copies supplied by the entrants. This program is supported in part by the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency.
The photo contest entries on display at Town Hall. Also the announcement of the contest winners
The entrants to the contest
A companion to the wildlife photography done at Steele Farm....
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The Veteran Memorial Committee's concept for the memorial was presented at a public forum last night. I hope it gets wide community support!
Congratulations to the Boxborough Veteran Memorial Committee for a successful presentation of the memorial design last evening at the library. The committee continues to work diligently as they further the design and begin looking at strategies for educational outreach and fundraising strategies. Please share this post with your friends to help spread the word about this wonderful Community project.
This year's tree sale was great. Good turnout & it was also a wonderful social event. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen!
Steele Farm Capital Campaign
Steele Farm is also a wonderful backdrop for special family occasions. Like this.
Capture & share your memories!
We all love Steele Farm and its beautiful vistas. We are now offering you the opportunity to share your photographs and be eligible for a prize.
Submit your photograph in an envelope to the Boxborough Historical Society, Inc,.Town Hall, 29 Middle Road, Boxborough MA 01719, Include your name, address, phone and email on a sticker on the back.
The photo will become the property of the Historical Society and may be displayed at various events or printed in publications. One entry per person. The photo must be taken by the entrant and not be edited in any way. Pictures will be judged on their artistic merit and ability to capture a unique aspect of Steele Farm.
Following the Senate override of the Governor's veto, this puts this funding another step closer.
I voted with the House of Representatives this week to override more of Governor Baker's budget vetoes. The House voted to restore funding to many local items, including:
• Crosstown Connect's Acton & Maynard Shuttle for seniors and people with disabilities
• The restoration of the historic Levi Wetherbee Farm in Boxborough
• The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association in North-Central Massachusetts
New hope for this money from the Commonwealth.
UPDATE - State Senate has voted to override Gov. Baker's spring veto of the Steele Farm stablization expenditure http://boxborough.wickedlocal.com/news/20171006/funds-for-levi-wetherbee-refit-not-dead
The Boxborough Historical Society is pleased to announce with gratitude a generous grant of $25,000 from the Linn Foundation for the preservation of the 1784 Wetherbee/Steele farmhouse. This brings the Capital Campaign to 65% of its goal. With your help we can reach or surpass the $100,000 goal by June 30, 2018
Nice news item regarding some State funding. http://boxborough.wickedlocal.com/news/20170626/strongsen-jamie-eldridge-secures-restoration-of-boxborough-farmstrong
Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, secured $50,000 for restoration of the Levi Wetherbee Farm in Boxborough in the Massachusetts Senate’s state budget
Photos taken on the Steele Farm property by Trustees intern Ryan Pennesi. Poster made as part of the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area Hidden Treasures event
Remember that Bobolink nesting season is here & keep dogs on the main trail. We saw three males on guard duty today!
Wildlife Photography poster for Freedom's Way National Heritage Area's Hidden Treasures event
2017 tree planting work day!
Hearty work party for Christmas tree planting: Sara Murphy, Jim Moss, Bruce Hager, Ken Whitcomb, Charlie Salemme, Ed Whitcomb, Tom Sandock, and Cheryl Mahoney.
End of day
Check out this art exhibit at Boxborough's Sargent Memorial Library featuring a painting of our own Steele Farm icehouse.
Promoting the Capital Campaign at Winterfest. Looking good Cheryl Moriarty Mahoney!
Winterfest bonfire. We have a hard time having a Winterfest with snow!
Running water & ice on the Picnic Trust property
Sad to report the death of our long time friend and active member Mary Larson. She died at home on Monday, January 2. Visiting hours are on Friday with a church service & burial on Saturday. Rest in peace, Mary.
ATTENTION: STEELE FARM USE PROPOSAL
The Steele Farm Committee is asking the Conservation Commission, the Steele Farm committee and the Selectmen to consider a change to the present management to prohibit horses from trails in the Beaver Brook conservation parcel from December 1 to April 30 each year. That policy should also apply to Steele Farm, the Community Garden, and the Picnic Street Trust properties.
If you support it or have anything you would like to say about it we urge you to attend the ConsCom meeting on 12/21/16 at 7:45PM or email comments to [email protected].
Happy & helpful volunteers on a November 3rd Steele Farm work day, removing invasive plants that mar our farm land. Volunteers are what make things happen!
A bit of a moody Fall afternoon
The Steele Farm Capital Campaign is underway!
Nice information display. Spreading the word about the BHS Steele Farmhouse Capital Campaign!
Pledge to the Captial Campaign & get a nifty Friends window sticker! Wear your support.
The program in which Steele Farm participates. Protection for a Town treasure we love.
The property owners who place conservation restrictions on their properties are the unsung heroes of Massachusetts. Click through the gallery to discover more.
Last night after a presentation of the Boxborough Historical Society's proposed 2-year Capital Campaign to raise $100,000 to preserve and maintain the 1784 Levi Wetherbee (Steele) Farmhouse, the Selectmen voted unanimously to approve going forward with the campaign.
Thanks for the advice and planning of the ad hoc Capital Campaign committee (Owen Neville, Cheryl Mahoney, John Fallon, Ed Whitcomb, and Jeanne Kangas, with input from Lisa St Amand), who assisted in preparing the material delivered to the Selectmen.
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