Tewksbury Historical Society
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55th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy Presidential
inauguration, parade and celebration
Exhibit & PowerPoint presentation
Jan. 20, 2016
Tewksbury Library 7:00pm
This event will have a small Exhibit, a PowerPoint presentation of the festivities of the day plus a recorded speech of JFK’s historic speech to the nation. Representative James Micelis the source of this unique recording of the Presidential address that day.
Reservations: This event is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, please reserve your seat by calling 978-640-4490 x205, or by emailing email@example.com or by visiting the library’s online calendar of events.
The Society Store and free refreshments will be offered by the Society.
Major Corporate Line-Of-March Donors and Sponsors
The Hardy-Pike House is threatened by demolition by the Town of Tewksbury but the Tewksbury Historical Commission placed a nine-month Demolition Delay on the building, which is owned by a Houston car dealership group. The house still stands where it has for the past 275 years. Developer James Andella and the Society are working hard to try to move it to 155 East Street, a house lot owned by Mr. Andella’s company. He plans to place it there to use as a dentist office or bank but he needs a zoning change at Town Meeting in May 2016. We'll keep you informed.
Annual New Members Meeting
Foster School and Tewksbury Fire Department Personnel
Saturday, March 19, 2016
1:00 - 3:00pm, Tewksbury Library
The Tewksbury Historical Society will participate in a “Health and History” festival, held during the week of April 4, 2016. Some of the events include:
Wednesday, April 6 – Tewksbury’s annual Health Event at the Senior Center.
Friday, April 8 – The Society will team with the Public Health Museum to talk about “George Washington’s Relationship to Tewksbury.” Dr. Alfred DeMaria, the Commissioner of Public Health, will join David Marcus to talk about communicative diseases during the Revolutionary War.
Saturday, April 9 - Actress Corrine Cullen will be featured as “Annie Sullivan” in a performance scheduled for 7:00 pm. Annie Sullivan is perhaps Tewksbury’s most famous woman who lived at Tewksbury Hospital for 4 years. Annie taught and accompanied Helen Keller through childhood into adult life. Annie and Helen are memorialized on the lawn of the recently renovated Town Hall in a statue by Mico Kaufman showing Annie teaching Helen how to communicate.
Tickets will go on sale in the spring for a two o’clock show (for adults and children) or for the evening performance at 7:00pm, both on April 9th. Further information will be forthcoming about this exciting event. Special pricing will be given for school age children to attend. Put this family event on your calendar.
Please patronize out sponsors. Thank you all for your support.
This year this annual event will focus on the identification of people in photographs. We call this “DISCOVERY”. Some photographs are of classes from the Foster School. The school for many years in the 1930’s and 1940’s served as a school for Grade 1-8. We have many class photographs so if you know of anyone who attended the schools in that time frame, bring them by for a look-see at our photography collection to see if you can identify any brothers, sisters, mothers, or fathers that may have been in those classes. The second part of the event will be to identify people that served in the Tewksbury fire department by studying photographs from Tewksbury’s past. This is a free event, open to the public, and the Society Store will offer pictures, books and other historical items for sale.
We'd also like to acknowledge the various retirement facilites in Tewksbury. Our Interim President, Dave Marcus, has given historical talks to the residents of Heatherwoods, Bayberry, Blair House, and Meadowview. The response has been gratifying. We are lucky to have these wonderful facilities in our Town.
Please Note: Our email address has changed. Our new address is Info@TewksburyHistoricalSociety.org
Want to learn more?
Society members are available every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, from 1 - 5 pm, at the Tewksbury Library History Room, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
or email us here
Tewksbury Historical Society
For more than two decades we have worked to preserve, document and educate the community about our local history. We would welcome your participation.
The Tewksbury Selectmen voted unanimously to allow the Tewksbury Historical Society to put up 9 granite posts as Memorials to the Tewksbury Militia that marched to Concord to protect and keep safe that community on April 19, 1775. One hundred men marched that morning and fought the British who had invaded Lexington and then Concord. Tewksbury’s three Militia Companies arrived at Meriam’s Corner and fought the British on the flanks and from the rear of the British column as they returned to Boston.
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