Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nipmuc Indian Nation Considering an Educational Facility in West Brookfield

See J.P. Ellery's article Nipmucs eye West Brookfield site for education center from Wednesday April 17, 2013 edition.  Still in very early planning stages, the proposed center would be located on what is now McRevey property in the Shea Rd./Birch Hill Rd. area.  I will be updating developments here.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Jedediah Foster Homesite Approved for Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

Jennifer Robert has written an article on page 2 of the April 11th Quaboag Current. Foster homesite nominated to NRHP.  She interviewed Amy Dugas who has spent much of the last six years working toward this nomination.

Jedediah lived in what is now West Brookfield in the mid 1700's and was involved in local and state legal and political affairs.  He was one of three men chosen to draft the original constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Jedediah Foster biographical information may be found on the West Brookfield Historical Commission website.