Tewksbury Historical Society President Delivers Invocation & Benediction at Revolutionary War Monument Installation

Tewksbury Historical Society President Doug Sears delivers Invocation and Benediction.

On Labor Day, 2022 the Special Events Committee of the town of Chatham invited Tewksbury Historical Society President Doug Sears to deliver the Invocation and Benediction at the ceremony for the installation a Revolutionary War monument in Chase Park in Chatham. Honored on the plaque are the names of families whose members either served in the revolutionary war or stayed at home and supported the war effort.

The monument dedication was part of Chatham’s Memorial Day celebrations this year.

Tewk(e)sburys Together: Explore the History of Tewksbury Massachusetts

Doug Sears

Three Tewk(e)sburys from across the globe come together on November 14, 2021 to celebrate and share their histories in a year that holds great significance for Tewkesbury UK with the 900th year anniversary of the consecration of its world-famous Abbey in 1121 and the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury.

Watch THS’ Doug Sears presentation on Tewksbury, MA below.

2020 Line of March

Important information on the status of this event

********** 2020 Line of March Event Cancelled **********

It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the Line of March event scheduled for April 26, 2020. We hope you will consider joining us again next year at this time. More information on the planning of next years Line of March will be communicated in the fall of 2020 for the April 2021 event.

Given the recent CoVid-19 pandemic events and the public need to maintain social-distancing to curtail the spread of this virus and save lives, the Town of Tewksbury has declared an official state of emergency (see button below).

In closing, please, adhere to the national and local mandates to remain isolated and stay safe. All of our hopes go out to the victims of this pandemic around the world and wish a swift resolution of this deadly menace.

This is a memorial celebration and reenactment of the response by the original Tewksbury Minutemen / Militia marking the start of the American Revolutionary War on April 19th 1775. 

As an annual 21st Century March over the authentic route taken to Concord, the public is encouraged to assemble with the Tewksbury Minutemen at the Tewksbury Town Center on April 26th, 2020 at 1:30pm. 

  • See and hear the call to arms of the unknown rider spreading the alarm from Concord
  • Speak with trained reenactors in colonial clothing describing the concerns of the period that precluded the chain of events leading up to this moment in history
  • Watch the militia arrive from the directions of the compass to muster on the town center
  • Follow them as they march a portion of the original route to the Tewksbury Library
  • Experience the memorial salutes at each Line of March Marker along the route
  • Give homage to the original militia men as we provide a memorial salute on the Tewksbury Library green.

Do not miss this…
Stacy Booth at Lafayette-Durfee House.

Free Post Event Presentation

And, after the march and final salute is made, join us in the Tewksbury Public library meeting room to hear a free presentation of colonial cooking methods and recipes by the Cast Iron Chef award winner Stacy Booth.

Dressed in period clothing. she will have reproduction cooking utensils, pots, pans. and will welcome a hands-on Q/A session at the end of the presentation.

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So, join us at the Muster Station at the town center (near the new electronic bulletin board) at 1:30pm that day as well as march along. Look for the sign that morning too!