On Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 PM, Hopkinton’s Chuck Joseph will present The Story of Hopkinton: 1950 – Present at the Hopkinton High School auditorium. The event is free to attend and all are welcome.
In his presentation, Mr. Joseph will relay the history of how Hopkinton grew from a rural farming town to a thriving suburban community. The presentation will end with a question & answer period.
“I really believe that we’ve lost a sense of history,” said Mr. Joseph “I also believe firmly that we cannot live in the past. We can only let the past enlighten our future.”
Mr. Joseph is the Broker Owner at RE/MAX Executive Realty in Hopkinton, but prior to that he taught history at Hopkinton High School. He has been researching and preparing the presentation for nearly a year, with support from his friend Aubrey Doyle, Jr. Joseph and Doyle were motivated by their observation that oral history, which is foundational to the development of the human race, is a lost art. “We need to take the tradition forward. We need to be able to tell our children what happened, so that they can tell their children. This will contribute to the uniqueness of our town,” he said.
He chose the 1950’s because, in Mr. Joseph’s view, that is when Hopkinton “woke up from its 50-year sleep”.
“Hopkinton reverted to a small farm town in the period between the boot factories leaving and the highways coming in. But in the 1950’s we started accelerating, powered by the GI Bill, low-cost loans for veterans, and the expanding development of Metrowest.”
This event is sponsored by the Hopkinton Historical Society and the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce.
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