De-clutter Your Life and Help the Society! Contribute to the Fancy Flea on Heritage Day

Stuff here, stuff there, stuff everywhere! If you need to de-clutter your house, or are downsizing, we have a perfect opportunity for you! Contribute your unwanted possessions to the Southborough Historical Society Fancy Flea on Heritage Day 10/14.  We’ll be inside at the Pilgrim Church Hall, selling away., from kitsch to classic!

You have three ways to help the Society: the easiest is to drop off your stuff at the Museum Saturday 9/21 or Sunday 9/29, 10-1.

If you have a lot of material, we’ll also offer free pickups that week. Everything you donate to the society is tax deductible.

Thirdly, if you’d like to pocket the money yourself, we are offering booth space at the church hall for $20. Bring your table, your goods and your sales-craft. We’ll be open 9-3 PM. Application required.

 

Please note here are some goods we cannot accept:

TV’s, computer monitors or other electronics, unless pre-1950
clothing
large furniture
CD’s or DVD’s

We are particularly interested in vintage material relating to Southborough.

For more information, info@southboroughhistory.org

Calling All Collectibles and Antiques in Time for Spring Cleaning!

 

The SHS is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Fancy Flea and Tag Sale on Heritage Day at the Museum this October, and we are looking for items to sell. So now’s the time to sort through that basement and overstuffed garage you’ve been meaning to clean out, and donate unwanted items to the Society. If you don’t use that old clock, send it to us. Grandma’s china not your favorite pattern? We’ll take it! Have a nice old table or two you don’t need? Donate it! You’ll feel better, and receive a valuable tax deduction to boot. We are looking for both genuine antiques and vintage collectibles.*  Items can be dropped off at the Museum most Sunday’s between 12-2; or, for larger items, you can email info@southboroughhistory.org and we can arrange for pickup.

Plus, we are in discussions with a local antique car club to organize a Classic Automobile Show at the Museum as well!

So as you can see, we are pulling out all the stops this Heritage Day, and we need your help. It’s time to start that spring cleaning!

*Items we cannot except: clothing, computers, non-vintage electronics, large furniture. Any items we can not use/sell will be sent to the Town Swap Shop

 

Join us next Monday at Heritage Day 2018

A recently re-discovered photo of McMaster’s Centre Store, which stood directly across from the Town House. This is the only known close-up view of the facade. Click to enlarge for a fascinating view of the goods on-hand. The building was sadly demolished by the Fay School for dining hall space.

 

The Southborough Historical Society is pleased to announce a day-long program of activities to celebrate Southborough History on Heritage Day!

  • The new Mysteries of the Past Game: Correctly identify all seven antique objects and win! First Prize: a $250 Amazon Gift Card!  Second and Third Prizes will also be awarded. Entry Forms are $5, one per person and will be available both on the field and at the Museum. Play starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. Winners wills be announced at 2:00 PM.
  • A self-guided tour of the recently restored Old Burial Ground, entitled What Lies Beneath, revealing the fascinating history of Southborough’s buried past. Tour booklets will be available at the Southborough Historical Society booth and also at the Museum at 25 Common Street. Volunteers will be present in the Burial Ground throughout the morning and early afternoon.
  • Brand new exhibits at the Museum, highlighting Deerfoot Farms, Southborough and the Railroad, and the History of Fayville, among others.

 

Let’s Put Some Heritage Back in Heritage Day!

The program of activities from the first Heritage Day in 1967. (Click to view)

Everyone enjoys the Heritage Day parade and the vendors on St. Mark’s Field, but did you know that the first Heritage Day in 1967 featured dozens of cultural activities and exhibits? Long-time residents will remember that the first Historic Celebration Committee’s program featured a display of antique fire equipment, fire engine rides, Praying Indian’s exhibit, an essay contest, a poster contest, and more.

The Historical Society wants to create new events with a  focus on our town’s rich history to complement the existing day’s schedule. We are looking for volunteers to join the planning process, as well as to participate in running the activities on October 8.

We are considering several ideas, including a tour of the newly restored Old Burial Ground, an Old Southborough General Store on the field, a tag sale at museum grounds, select pieces from SHS collection on display at a booth on field, a museum open house, and crafts for kids.
 
If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Michael Weishan or Rebecca Deans-Rowe at info@southboroughhistory.org