West Boylston, Massachusetts

Our mission is to preserve the story of West Boylston. The Historical Society invites you to explore our history with us.

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West Boylston Historical Society Headquarters:
The Bigelow Tavern
65 Worcester Street
West Boylston, MA 01583

HOURS: Thursday 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM Year Round & Saturdays 2-4 in September

Our mailing address:

P. O. Box 201
West Boylston, MA 01583




About the society

The West Boylston Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and honoring the town's history through programs, exhibitions, collections and publications.  We operate the 18th-century Bigelow Tavern as our headquarters and museum.

The Society was founded in 1972 "to keep alive and increase interest in the early history of the town of West Boylston and its people, to preserve in enduring form its items of general value in local history, as well as traditions and curiosities, and to encourage general public interest in the work."

One of the Society's original goals was to work with the town's Historical Commission in the successful preservation of the Old Stone Church, which appears in the Society's seal.

Board of Directors

Barbara Deschenes - Registrar

Kim Fisher - Secretary

Nancy Barakian - Treasurer

Sandy Carlson - Assistant Treasurer

Beverly Goodale - Curator

Steve Carlson - Historian

About The Historical Society

join the historical society

We invite you to join us in our efforts to preserve and protect the history of the town of West Boylston. 

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We have no paid employees.  Our staffing is entirely volunteer, and we always welcome more help.  As our museum operation grows, we will be glad to train new people as researchers and docents.  For information, please contact us 508-835-6971.