Around Roxbury looks at the history of the area, from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. Farms, thriving businesses, fine hotels, boardinghouses, and community gatherings all contributed to the growth of Roxbury. Railroad baron Jay Gould and naturalist John Burroughs were both born in Roxbury, and each left their mark on history, both locally and nationally. The town has seen many changes yet manages to retain much of its appeal to this day.
The author, Anthony Liberatore, was appointed town historian in 2006. Anthony's wife, coauthor Lynette Hinkley Liberatore, can trace her Roxbury ancestors back to the early 1800s.