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"Woburn in the Civil War" Film Showing

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 6:30pm

The Woburn Historical Society will be showing a film at the Woburn Memorial High School auditorium called "In The Cause Of Liberty; Woburn In The Civil War." 

Program is FREE and open to the public!

Purchase the DVD for $25.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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History buffs rejoice because Woburn resident and Woburn Historical Society member Leon E. Basile has just written a new book called "A Union Town During the Civil War; Woburn, Massachusetts" (Volume One). Published and copywritten by the Historical Society, this book has been a long time coming and 937 pages later it is here for readers to enjoy! The book covers the history of Woburn before the Civil War from 1850 through July of 1862.

This book would not have been possible if it wasn't for the assistance of Kathy Lucero and Bob Maguire who made sure it got published, along with the help of John Flaherty who generously offered to pay for the printing fees and the entire project. Both Flaherty and Basile would like the proceeds from the book sale to go to the Historical Society.

If you would like to order a copy of the book and support the Historical Society, you can order it on their website (click here) or pick up a copy for $35 at the Burdett Mansion on Tuesday's from 10-12pm and Saturday's from 10-12pm. 

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Don't miss out on this free event! The Woburn Historical Society is offering trolley tours of Woodbrook Cemetery on Sunday, September 23 starting at 11:00am. Spend the afternoon learning about Woburn's Civil War veterans. This event is sponsored by Bill Sullivan of Edward Jones Financial Services and John and Kathy Flaherty. For more information on this event and departure times for the trolley, click here.
Updated information: The tours will now begin and end in front of the Woburn High School. Parking is available at the Montvale Avenue Entrance. There will be a check-in table at the front door of the high school. The tours will run for 1 1/2 hours. 

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Trolley Tour of Woodbrook Cemetery

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:00am

The Woburn Historical Society presents:

"Trolley Tour of Woodbrook Cemetary: Our Civil War Veterans"

The tour is FREE to the public and sponsored by Bill Sullivan of Edward Jones Financial Services and John and Kathy Flaherty.

Tours will begin and end at rear Salem St. side parking lot at the Woburn Memorial High School.

REMEMBER to order your tickets NOW! Seat requests must be received by September 18. 

For all of the details and to reserve tickets, go to http://woburnhistoricalsociety.com/

Come out and learn the history behind historic and interesting places throughout the City of Woburn, including the Baldwin Mansion, the Middlesex Canal, old burial grounds, grand homes of the tannery owners, historic monuments and much, much more on Sunday June 28th from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Tours start and end in front of The Woburn Public Library located at 45 Pleasant Street in Woburn, MA.  Three tours departing at 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 pm

Tickets are $10 and are available to members only through June 7th. Beginning June 8th, any remaining tickets will be for sale to non-members at our June 8th program, via a mailing or by using an order form at website www.woburnhistoricalsociety.com.

beggs houseThere was a time when Woburn was an industrial giant and its wealth was reflected in the stately homes and mansions of rich factory owners and influential businessmen.  Relive those days on Monday, June 8, when the Woburn Historical Society presents “Woburn’s Historic Homes and Mansions” at 7 p.m. at Woburn Memorial High School. Admission is free, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. After the presentation, complimentary refreshments will be provided by Panera Bread, Inc.

Come join the Woburn Historical Society for tours down the battle road (between 11 and 1) with re-enactors playing the parts of historical figures telling their stories from April 19, 1775.  There will be a British encampment manned by His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot and a Colonial Militia encampment manned by members of the Charlestown Militia.  Each camp will show what life was like at camp back in the 18th century and perform all the tasks that were done.  Lots to see and do and there will also be a food vendor there to keep you refereshed, so come on down.  The event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday May 3rd at The Old Tarky School Lot off Russel St and Silver Mine Rd.