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Merry Minstrals

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some authentic music from the Emerald Isles! Bring your family and friends to the Burdett Mansion (7 Mishawum Rd, Woburn) on Sunday, March 17th at 6:30PM for fun and sing alongs! 

The Woburn Historical Society will be hosting the musicial group, the Merry Minstrels as they perform an hour-long set of Irish songs. After the performance, guests will enjoy some light refreshments. Don't miss this festive event!

If you missed the Woburn Historical Society's presentation of "A Visit to Pleasure Island" at the high school on February 25th, you are in luck! The Woburn Public Media Center will be airing the program on Woburn's public access stations (Verizon Ch. 45, Comcast Ch. 22, RCN Ch. 15) at the following times:

3/16/2013 at 9:00AM
3/16/2013 at 9:00PM
3/17/2013 at 5:30PM
3/18/2013 at 7:01PM
3/19/2013 at 6:30PM
3/21/2013 at 7:00AM

Pleasure Island opened in 1959 and was intended to be Boston's "Disneyland of the East." This 80 acre theme park was built off of Route 128 in Wakefield and included boat rides to Pirate Cove, amusement park rides and character actors.

Local historian Robert McLaughlin has been researching Pleasure Island since 2000 and has collected images, film, oral histories and artifacts related to the park. To take a trip down memory lane or to learn more this unique amusement park, don't miss this special presentation by the Historical Society!

For more information on this special program, visit the Woburn Historical Society's website by clicking here.

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The Woburn Historical Society needs your help! They are currently working on a new film about the history of the churches in Woburn. To make this film a reality, they are seeking old photographs and films from first communions from the late 50's, 60's and 70's or older!

The history of the churches in Woburn is rich. As any resident of the city knows, there are numerous churches in Woburn. Some of the local churches include St. Barbara's, The First Congregational, St. Charles, the First Baptist, the North Congregational, the United Methodist, the Lutheran Church of the Reedemer and many more.

The Historical Society is looking for information on churches that are still active as well as ones that no longer exist or have moved to different locations. 

If you have any old pictures or videoes from churches in Woburn that you would like to share, please contact Kathy Lucero at oss1@comcast.net or Rodney Flynn at FVirgos01801@aol.com.

St. Patrick's Day Performance by the Merry Minstrels

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 6:30pm

Join the Merry Minstrels for a St. Patrick's Day musical performance at the Burdett Mansion. They will be singing tunes from the Emerald Isles. The musical performance will be followed by some light refreshments. Bring the whole family for fun and sing alongs!

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Civil War Exhibit Open House

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 10:00am

Come to the Grand Opening of the Civil War Exhibit at the Woburn Historical Society!

Learn more about the Civil War and check out time period artifacts plus much more!

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On Saturday, February 2nd, join the Woburn Historical Society for the grand opening of its Civil War exhibit! Featuring time period artifacts, memorabilia, photos and dioramas, this exhibit is a great educational opportunity to learn more about the Civil War on its 150th anniversary.

The exhibit will also feature soldiers' and officers' uniforms and a "Hall of Heroes," including portraits of 95 Woburn soldiers who fought in the War Between the States. 

During the Open House, attendees will get the opportunity to purchase the book titled "A Union Town During the Civil War, Woburn, Massachusetts" by local author Leon Basile and a film by the Society, "In the Cause of Liberty, Woburn in the Civil War."

The Open House will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Burdett Mansion (7 Mishawum Rd) in Woburn. Light refreshments will be served.  

Merry Minstrals

Join the Woburn Historical Society on Sunday, December 9 at the Burdett Mansion for an exciting evening of performances by the Merry Minstrals! They will be singing Christmas carols and popular holiday songs from a variety of eras and styles. There will even be a sing-a-long of holiday favorites for all to enjoy. This free event kicks off at 6:30pm. After the performances, light refreshments will be served.