MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose and goal of the Shrewsbury Historical Society shall be to keep alive and increase interest in the history of the Town of Shrewsbury; to collect and preserve items of special value, traditions, and curiosities; to encourage general public interest in the Society's work and to maintain such personal properties and real estate that may come under the control of the Society.

ADDRESS

Shrewsbury Historical Society

P.O. Box 641

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

508-842-5239

shrewsburyhistory@townisp.com

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Anthony A. Borgatti, Jr. (Spag)

1916–1996
"Of all Spag’s legacies, most profound was his joy in giving."
– Ann O’Connell, President,
Guild of Our Lady of Providence

Anthony learned at an early age that he was happiest when he was helping someone or sharing something. He also appreciated what he had received from others, especially the support of his neighbors and friends during the store's earliest years. “Without them,” he said, “the store would never have been as successful as it has been.”

 

Eager to do something for his community, Anthony devoted himself to helping others. He preferred to remain anonymous in his giving, however, saying, “Now keep it under your hat.” As a result, most of the stories of Anthony‘s generosity were known only to the recipients and, on occasion, to those who worked closely with him.

Excerpt from Spag: An American Business Legend; by Elsa B. Tivnan & Catherine I. Nickerson; Copyright 1999

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Spag: An American Business Legend

 

by Elsa B. Tivnan & Catherine I. Nickerson

Worcester, MA: Chandler House Press, Copyright 1999

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