Please join town historian Jack Authelet, the Serenading Seniors and your friends and neighbors for this wonderful event!
Friday, June 7th at 7pm on the town Common
Celebrating the Sense of Community which led to erecting the Meeting House and becoming a town.
Families living here in what would become Foxborough had pushed to the outer limits of their respective communities of Wrentham, Walpole, Stoughton and Stoughtonham (now Sharon). Theirs was a hardscrabble existence, very dependent upon the land, and they came to have much more in common as friends and neighbors than as residents of distant places.
A sense of community grew out of their friendship, drawing them closer with each challenge, stronger with each need they were able to meet together and soon, there would be no doubt: they wanted to be one, not part of four.
It was 250 years ago that their sense of community, which had become a bond, took tangible form. It was in 1763 that they had the strength, the sense of shared destiny and the courage to come together as people of faith, pooling their resources and sharing their strength to erect a Meeting House on what would become the Common and hiring a minister as a prerequisite to filing a petition with the Legislature. They would ask to be set aside as a town of their own.
Their sense of community and their faith led to Foxborough being incorporated as a town and becoming a place of many faiths.
That is cause for celebration, and on Friday evening, June 7, which is the start of Founders Day weekend, we will gather once again on the Common as they did in 1763 as a community of faith, celebrating the sense of community which first drew them together and that has sustained us, generation to generation, bringing us together again in 2013.