Southboro Open Land Foundation

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May 21, 2014, Michael Tougias Speaking on the History and Development of the Quabbin Reservoir

Published on May 20, 2014 by Eileen Samberg

Did you ever wonder where Southborough gets its wonderful drinking water? Join us on May 21, 2014, when SOLF and the Friends of the Southborough Library jointly sponsor a presentation by Michael Tougias, author of Quabbin, A History and Explorers Guide. Michael has written many books about outdoor activities and the history of New England. His most recent book, The Finest Hours, is being made into a motion picture by Disney. Michael will present a narrated slide presentation about the Quabbin Reservoir including a discussion  of the “lost towns” flooded to create the Quabbin, the construction of the  reservoir, and how the Quabbin works today. In addition, Tougias will take the audience on a natural history tour of the Quabbin and surrounding area with suggestions for day trips. His slides include before and after images of the lost towns, workers building the dams and aqueduct, the grand opening of the reservoir, wildlife of the Quabbin, unique natural places, and favorite trails and entrance gates. View a flyer here.

Please join us for this wonderful presentation. It will be held at 7:00PM at the Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough. The presentation is free and open to the public.

If you would like more information about the Quabbin Reservoir or recreational activities, visit the MassGove website.