The Foxborough Historical Society’s October meeting welcomes veteran newspaperman Jeffrey Peterson, currently publisher of the Foxboro Reporter and the Sun Chronicle. Relying heavily on newspaper files and Foxborough Historical Commission archives, Peterson introduces readers not only to the movers and shakers who made headlines over the past two centuries but also to scores of common people with decidedly uncommon stories; E.H. and B.B. Bristol, brothers whose Foxboro Company ushered in decades of unprecedented prosperity. Peterson’s book includes outsized personalities like Betty Friedmann, Al Truax, and Herb Seltsam; lanky Gene Conley, Boston Red Sox pitcher and Boston Celtics center; Alex and Sonja Spier, who fled postwar Europe to establish a local real estate empire; beloved Deerfield Academy headmaster Frank Boyden. Also, renowned educators John Ahern, Mabelle Burrill, and Steve Massey! Images and biographical text on these and other remarkable residents provide a delightful retrospective documenting the rich and spirited community of Foxborough over the years.
Jeffrey Peterson, longtime editor of the Foxboro Reporter, is now publisher of both the weekly Reporter and the daily Sun Chronicle in Attleboro. A lifelong Foxborough resident, Peterson is pleased to offer this photographic history of his hometown. And, we can’t wait!
Join us Tuesday night – 7:30pm – at the Boyden Library Community Room!