Pepperell Historical Society presents 'A glimpse of Pepperell's past'

PEPPERELL -- As part of Archeology Month, the Pepperell Historical Society will offer "A glimpse of Pepperell's past," a free event at the Community Center on Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The open house will include information about Colonel William Prescott, famous for leading colonial troops during the Battle of Bunker Hill and Prudence Wright, a woman patriot who captured a British spy during the Revolutionary War.

Find information about the Covered Bridge, a hallmark of the town's historic past, and Pepperell's early cemeteries, including images of gravestones from the colonial era.

Learn about many of the industries of our past, including a grist mill in operation as early as 1726, shoe mills, a foundry, Pepperell Springs' award-winning water, and paper, which was made continuously on the Nashua River for more than 150 years.

We'll have a local expert on hand to share information about the Worcester & Nashua Railroad, constructed in 1848, which significantly contributed to Pepperell's growth and prosperity.

We hope you'll join us Oct. 19 for a glimpse into the rich history and unique character of Pepperell.

Spaghetti supper at KofC Oct. 19

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a spaghetti sipper at St. Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m.


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Cost: Adults, $6; children, $3; and seniors, $4.