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Westborough Historical Society Holds Program on Collecting Books and Ephemera
The Westborough Historical Society will present a program at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 on “Collecting Works of Historical Americana, Including Books and Ephemera.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Society’s headquarters, 13 Parkman St., Westborough.
Speaker John Gately of Marlborough will illustrate his talk by exhibiting examples from his own collection – mostly works from the 17th century to the Civil War.
Gately and his brother founded Gately Bros. Books, sellers of antiquarian books and ephemera.
Gately is a member of the American Antiquarian Society. He’s a former member of the Old Sturbridge Village Research Library Executive Committee and a former President of the Massachusetts-Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
More About Westborough Historical Society
Located only a few steps from the library in the Sibley House, a nineteenth-century Greek Revival home, the Westborough Historical Society offers exhibits and educational material about Westborough's history. Each of the three exhibit rooms in the Sibley House features collections of early furniture and household tools, paintings, maps, photographs and china from its respective period, and tell the story of Westborough's transformation from a farming village to a modern town. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to preserve, interpret and reseach Westborogh's history.