The Foxborough Historical Commission town appointed members meet the 3rd Monday of the month in Memorial Hall in Foxborough at 7:30 P.M.
Regular members include:
Associate Members include:
Honorary Life Members
Other members include Official Town Historian/Commissioner Emeritius Jack Authelet
The town of Foxboro is very fortunate to have Memorial Hall as a location for the Museum and Archives of Foxboro. This granite building that looks like a church but has never been used for that purpose. It was originally built as a GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) memorial, designated as "a more suitable monument" for the Civil War. Additionally the building housed Foxboro's town library until 1965.
The Foxboro building sits on the south outer edge of the Foxboro Common in the Center burying ground. Some graves were moved to Rockhill Cemetery to locate this building.
The building design was copied in Aurora, Illinois which was also initially used as a GAR Memorial and library like Foxborough, but the Aurora likeness has been used for a variety of purposes and part of the State of Illinois.
Town Archives and Museum
Memorial Hall is a free museum containing Foxborough archives. Memorial Hall is open to the public on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00 - noon EST except holidays. Telephone is (508) 543-1248. Mailing address is 40 South Street, Foxboro, MA 02035.
Historical Commission Mission Statement
The Foxborough Historical Commission's role is to ensure that the history resources and assets of Foxborough, which are the key to its identity, are preserved and protected for future generations.
Through preservation, education, advocacy, and partnership we strive to preserve all the resources that document our heritage including houses, streetscapes, landscapes, collections and cultural traditions. We will be alert to threats and be a focal point for actions and create vehicles to promote preservation.
We will collect, exhibit and preserve artifacts and archival materials made, and used or associated with Foxborough
We will rely on affiliations with the national and state preservation communities, corporate with town government and collaborate with civic, neighborhood and cultural organizations and the strength of volunteers to promote preservation complementary to the historic character of the town.
The Foxborough Historical Commission will establish a clear and firm position against all threats to the integrity of Foxborough historical resources. We will develop specifice criteria in which to judge issues and to adhere to our judgement with vigor, honesty and consistancy.
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