Marlborough will turn into a living museum through the Museum in the Streets initiative

Marlborough will turn into a living museum through the Museum in the Streets initiative

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – The city’s annual Labor Day parade may not be the only attraction in downtown during the holiday weekend.

The Historical Commission, Downtown Village Association and Marlborough Economic Development Corporation hope to launch a Museum in the Streets – a free walking tour that showcases the city’s historical identity through a series of informational panels at downtown landmarks – Labor Day weekend.

“We’d like to have it Labor Day weekend simply because there’s going to be so many people around,” said Robert Fagone, chairman of the Marlborough Historical Commission.

The groups this spring initially planned to kick off the Museum in the Streets Memorial Day weekend, however, there was an issue with the production company that produces the panels.

Marlborough will be the first Massachusetts community to establish a Museum in the Streets. Bob Kane, Marlborough Historical Society vice president, suggested the idea after seeing a Museum in the Streets while vacationing in Maine a few years ago.

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