Tewksbury Historical Society
This is the first time for this outdoor event and it will have two parts. The Tours start at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Both times are at different locations and will feature separate histories for different parts of town. You’re welcome to attend either one or both.
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The Tewksbury Minutemen & Militia Company will pitch tents at Billerica’s “Yankee Doodle Weekend” on the weekend of September 16, 17 & 18, 2016. Tewksbury’s Militia Company had a resurgence last April at the Tewksbury Historical Society’s April 19, 1775, Re-enactment. They displayed the spreading of an alarm with muskets shots that happened over 241 years ago and the march to Concord. The Billerica Minutemen will have an encampment at this annual Yankee Doodle event and the Tewksbury Militia will be taking part to help educate people about our past.
To read about the origins of “Yankee Doodle”, click here.
Go to Billerica’s Yankee Doodle festival this coming weekend and see the Tewksbury and Billerica Minutemen who will be there. Better yet, think about joining the two groups and making our Yankee Doodles the proudest patriots in Massachusetts. It is our history and it is the best. If you are interested in being a member of the Tewksbury Minutemen and Militia Company, please contact us at:
The History of Brooks and Rivers of Tewksbury on Sept. 25th, will be hosted by Society President David E. Marcus. Did you know the Shawsheen River played a role in a turning point of the Battle of Lexington-Concord, the first battle of the Massachusetts Revolutionary War, later called the American Revolutionary War after July 4, 1776. Join us to learn the history. It’s Free!
Kim Zunino is our resident expert on Tewksbury Burial Grounds, gravestones and the various Cemeteries in town. Her annual tour takes you through the Old Center Cemetery, the Tewksbury Cemetery and explores the final resting places of Tewksbury’s founding citizens. What better place to learn about the past than taking a trip to a graveyard?
7th Annual Cemetery Tour, October 23
The History of Brooks and Rivers of Tewksbury
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.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Meet at 1:00pm at the parking lot of the Heath Brook School (165 Shawsheen Street, Tewksbury)
We will ask people to car pool from this spot. Bring your hiking shoes with insect repellent, a bottle of water and we will start with a walk around the Painted Turtle Trail. Then we will travel to the Jewish Bath Tub, the Trestle, and the Heath Brook site.
Meet at 3:00pm at the Tewksbury Library parking lot (300 Chandler St., Tewksbury)
We will visit several stops for the Strongwater Brook, Trull Brook, and finally at Hunts Falls in the Merrimack River plus a visit where the Merrimack falls into the Merrimack River in an old section of Tewksbury’s Belvidere Village, and is today called Lowell.
Reservations can be made by emailing the Society at at firstname.lastname@example.org, listing the names of those attending in your party.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Meet at 2:30pm at the Tewksbury Cemetery (East Street, Tewksbury)
Reservations can be made by emailing the Society at email@example.com, listing the names of those attending in your party. The Cemetery Tour costs $5.00 per person for the general public and free for Society members. Pay the Society at the Tewksbury Cemetery on the day of the tour - October 23.
Yankee Doodle Weekend, September 16, 17, 18
Please patronize out sponsors. Thank you all for your support.
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.
The tours are also a good opportunity to bird watch or look for various Tewksbury flora or fauna as you learn history. These brooks and rivers are old enough to have been here when Native Americans lived here and are products of the glaciers.
Fall 2016 Events
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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