Tewksbury Historical Society
New Members Meeting
Saturday, March 28
1-4:00 pm, Tewksbury Library. Details...
Proud Tales of Tewksbury's Revolutionary War Veterans Wednesday, April 22
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts was once known as the Carnation Capital of the world. But there's another plant that once made news in Tewksbury.
Tewksbury Historical Society
Want to learn more?
Society members are available every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, from 1 - 5 pm,
Swinging Our Way to Victory: The Music of the World War II Era
with Kevin Comtois
Friday, May 15, 2015
Tewksbury Senior Center
Saturday, June 27, 2015
1 - 4:00 pm
Details to follow
The North Bridge Visitor Center is open for the spring. Hours for April, until the 26th, are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. A short eight minute video, “Treason or Liberty?” about the North Bridge fight is being shown. The brass cannon, named the “Hancock”, is on display courtesy of the Bunker Hill Monument Association. It was one of four cannons hidden in Concord and a reason for General Gage to send British troops to Concord on April 19, 1775. Gage’s troops marching to Concord was what started the Alarm carried by the Unknown Rider through the center of Tewksbury. He ended his ride in north Tewksbury where John Trull lived.
At Battle Road Trail you can learn the story of the British marching to Concord and the battle on the British’s Regulars round-trip march back to Boston. Beginning their trip back to Boston, near the Meriam Farm House, this marks where the 100 Tewksbury Militia and Minutemen first engaged the British along with 1,200 other Militiamen. After going down to Battle Road Visitor Center, take a short walk to Parker’s Revenge where a militiaman from Tewksbury helped two Concord militiamen catch a runaway horse. Ironically, the Friends of Minute Man National Park asks a question, “Get fit by walking the Battle Road Trail?” This is one of the same reasons, the Tewksbury Line-of-March is marking the streets our Militiamen marched going to that fateful battle to defend American freedom and liberty in Concord. Community wellness is a byproduct of walking and being healthy. That same route is where our militiamen marched 240 years ago in Tewksbury to Concord. When we have our Line-Of-March Memorial Posts up with permission by the Selectmen and after we finish off fund raising, we can learn about Tewksbury war history and the Shot Heard ‘round the World that happened in Concord. A Tewksbury musket helped fire that shot for our neighbors, our neighboring towns, our neighboring states, and all of American that came to join us and fight for freedom.
Tewksbury News from the Friends of Minute Man National Park
2014-2015 Election of Officers
On Sept. 27, 2014 a new slate of officers and 4 new Board members took office. David E. Marcus was elected Interim President of the Society. It is the 12th year he has served in this position. Doug Sears was elected Vice President and for his fifth year, Kenneth Mouser was elected Treasurer. The Recording Secretary, M. Eileen McDonagh was elected as an interim Secretary but Christina Rohrbacher took her place on Feb. 24. Sandra Mouser is continuing as an Interim Corresponding Secretary until a replacement can be found. Robert Hunter and Kim Zunino, along with newcomers Martha Spalding and Bill Daniels were added to the Board.
If any member is interested in being the President or Corresponding Secretary, please write a letter of application to the Society. On April 1st, the Society will be asking for new board members or officers to serve for 2015-2016 and they will be elected at the Annual Meeting on June 27, 2015. Officers are elected annually for a one-year term. The President, Vice President and the Treasurer can serve no more than 6 successive years. A Director is elected every three years for a three-year term. There are 5 officers and 10 board members for a 15 member Board of Directors.