Boylston Historical Society

Boylston Historical Society Welcome to the Bolyston Historical Society (BHS) page! Boylston is a small town in central Mass, but we are rich is history!

The Boylston Historical Society (BHS) located in central Mass, has a small but unique museum and a great library rich in information regarding central Mass. The BHS is a wonderful source of information especially for those searching family ancestors. We also boost a number of fascinating books of Mass and Boylston history. Come and visit and talk to our knowledge curator! We are open Saturdays 9-12pm and Sundays 2-4pm or just call to make an appointment. We also have programs. Listed here is a brief descriptor of our March and April Programs: Sunday March 13th 3pm at the BHS Unwritten in Stone: New England's Enigmatic Stone Sites Remain so Enigmatic Scattered throughout New England's wood,waters and backyards are hundreds of stone features left behind by earlier generations of New Englanders. Besides the familiar abandoned farmsteads and field walls, there are more enigmatic features: stone chambers, cairns, rows, U-shapes, rocking stones, petroglyphs and perched boulders . At times ascribed to farmers, Indians, Irish monks, Vikings, Phonecians, Templars, and natural forces , perhaps the only thing they all have in common is that few can agree on who made them, when, and for what purpose . In this presentation, we will visit a number of such lithic sites in Massachusetts and neighboring states, present theories of their origin, and explore why they remain so controversial. Peter Anick is the state coordinator for NEARA , the New England Antiquities Research Association , a group dedicated to the documentation and study of regional lithic site.. A professional computer scientist and volunteer archaeologist, Peter strives to balance keeping an open mind with the need for scientific objectivity. Tuesday April 12th, 7pm at Cyprian Keyes Golf Course A History of Cyprian Keyes: The old farm and the Keyes Family. Please join us in teh Music room at Cyprian Keyes for a fascinating presentation on the history of this site. Desert will be served afterwards.

Mission: Our mission is to preserve the history of the town and surrounding areas.

PHOTO OF THE WEEKBOYLSTON GROWS THEM BIG.
07/13/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

BOYLSTON GROWS THEM BIG.

Boylston Historical Society's cover photo
07/12/2019

Boylston Historical Society's cover photo

Photo of the Week
07/06/2019

Photo of the Week

Appears taken at the Boylston Consolidated School
07/02/2019

Appears taken at the Boylston Consolidated School

PHOTO OF THE WEEKAnother that's under the reservoir.
06/29/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Another that's under the reservoir.

Boylston Historical Society's cover photo
06/29/2019

Boylston Historical Society's cover photo

06/26/2019
Under water.
06/24/2019

Under water.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
06/22/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

06/21/2019
Farm hands. Sitting on tongue of a hay rick.
06/19/2019

Farm hands. Sitting on tongue of a hay rick.

06/19/2019
Prime farmland now under the Wachusett Reservoir.
05/21/2019

Prime farmland now under the Wachusett Reservoir.

Land clearing for the Wachusett Reservoir
05/20/2019

Land clearing for the Wachusett Reservoir

When the 3rd. Grade class visits I like to let them ring the bell.
05/19/2019

When the 3rd. Grade class visits I like to let them ring the bell.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
05/17/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
05/05/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PHOTO OF THE WEEKThe power planr is opposite the court house on RT 70 in Clinton just before the dam.
04/28/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The power planr is opposite the court house on RT 70 in Clinton just before the dam.

04/26/2019
Located where the county jail now is in Morningdale section of Boylston.  The hospital for TB patients was on the town l...
04/22/2019

Located where the county jail now is in Morningdale section of Boylston. The hospital for TB patients was on the town line with West Boylston.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
04/14/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PHOTO OF THE WEEKUnder the reservoir. From South Clinton looking  toward West Boylston.  On the left at the skyline tall...
04/08/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Under the reservoir. From South Clinton looking toward West Boylston. On the left at the skyline taller than the trees is the tower at Tower Hill in Boylston

Boylston Historical Society's cover photo
04/02/2019

Boylston Historical Society's cover photo

PHOTO OF THE WEEKNow all is under the reservoir.
03/30/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Now all is under the reservoir.

Artillery unit on the common.  Pulled by a team of horses are the caissons [carried ammunition for the canons]  less the...
03/27/2019

Artillery unit on the common. Pulled by a team of horses are the caissons [carried ammunition for the canons] less the canons. Note the spare wheels on the back of the cassions. Also note the gunners riding on the cassions..

For Jennifer White....TRH
03/22/2019

For Jennifer White....
TRH

PHOTO OF THE WEEKYea!  We are 100 years old.The common with the Center School in the background.
03/22/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Yea! We are 100 years old.
The common with the Center School in the background.

03/16/2019
Prof. Boylston of Harvard who gave this town money for the Town Hall and for which the town was named.  He never lived i...
03/11/2019

Prof. Boylston of Harvard who gave this town money for the Town Hall and for which the town was named. He never lived in Boylston.

PHOTO OF THE WEEKShowing the exact location of the Red Barn between the Boylston Deli and the Old Town Hall.  Note the p...
02/23/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Showing the exact location of the Red Barn between the Boylston Deli and the Old Town Hall. Note the public scale in the foreground.

A word to the wise!
02/19/2019

A word to the wise!

PHOTO OF THE WEEKInterior of the Red Barn Restaurant which was located behind and to the left of the Town Hall.  Origina...
02/15/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Interior of the Red Barn Restaurant which was located behind and to the left of the Town Hall. Originally an animal feed wharehouse. Later torn down piece by piece to be reassembled in another town.

How about those mutton sleeves?
02/11/2019

How about those mutton sleeves?

PHOTO OF THE WEEKFoundation located below the country club equipment building.
02/10/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Foundation located below the country club equipment building.

02/08/2019
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
02/03/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

02/03/2019
PHOTO OF THE WEEKHUGE HAY BARN TAKEN BY RESERVOIR.Barn with openings in walls intentional for air circulation to prevent...
01/27/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

HUGE HAY BARN TAKEN BY RESERVOIR.

Barn with openings in walls intentional for air circulation to prevent spontaneous combustion of the hay.

Words of Wisdom
01/26/2019

Words of Wisdom

PHOTO OF THE WEEKThe picture of Pres. Lincoln now hangs in the auditorium at the Historical Society.
01/20/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The picture of Pres. Lincoln now hangs in the auditorium at the Historical Society.

PHOTO OF THE WEEKWhere the Boylston Deli is now used to be Gramp Brigham's gas station.  The date on the number plate is...
01/13/2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Where the Boylston Deli is now used to be Gramp Brigham's gas station. The date on the number plate is 1949.

Winter at Rocky Pond
01/08/2019

Winter at Rocky Pond

01/06/2019
Rocky Pond in the very early morning.
12/26/2018

Rocky Pond in the very early morning.

For those unfamiliar with such things, the freight sled pulled by 2 horses is a "PUNG"
12/15/2018

For those unfamiliar with such things, the freight sled pulled by 2 horses is a "PUNG"

Address

7 Central St
Boylston, MA
01505

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Located on the beautiful Boylston Common.

Opening Hours

Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(508) 869-2720

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