Boxborough is a member of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area which is a cooperative of 45 cities and towns that were associated with the start of the American Revolution. Starting in 2015, each May FWHA has coordinated a regional celebration featuring unique “hidden treasures” in each community. At the 2019 FWHA Annual meeting the town of Boxborough was recognized as a “Hidden Treasure All-Star” for being one of only 10 municipalities that have participated in this program every year.
2015: Boxborough Antique Hearses at Museum: Historical Society
2016: Walk on the Boxborough Esker: Boxborough Conservation Trust
2017: Steele Farm: Historical Society and Boxborough Conservation Trust
2018: Old Town Center/North Cemetery: Historical Society
2019: A Walk in the Woods with Henry David Thoreau: Bettering Boxborough Committee supported by Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough Land Stewards, and the Historical Society
This year the Historical Society is proud to be working with the Robinson family to present School House #2 as Boxborough’s 2020 Hidden Treasure on Sunday May 17 between 1 and 4 pm.
As you probably know, while Boxborough is fortunate to actually have 5 existing one-room school houses, four of them have been extensively remodeled as part of conversions into single family residences. Only the “new” (1857) School House #2 is in its original form thanks to the stewardship of three generations of Robinsons.
While School House #2 is familiar to many students in Boxborough and other towns, it has not been open to the general public for a numbers of years.