If you missed the Woburn Historical Society's presentation of "A Visit to Pleasure Island" at the high school on February 25th, you are in luck! The Woburn Public Media Center will be airing the program on Woburn's public access stations (Verizon Ch. 45, Comcast Ch. 22, RCN Ch. 15) at the following times:
3/16/2013 at 9:00AM
3/16/2013 at 9:00PM
3/17/2013 at 5:30PM
3/18/2013 at 7:01PM
3/19/2013 at 6:30PM
3/21/2013 at 7:00AM
Pleasure Island opened in 1959 and was intended to be Boston's "Disneyland of the East." This 80 acre theme park was built off of Route 128 in Wakefield and included boat rides to Pirate Cove, amusement park rides and character actors.
Local historian Robert McLaughlin has been researching Pleasure Island since 2000 and has collected images, film, oral histories and artifacts related to the park. To take a trip down memory lane or to learn more this unique amusement park, don't miss this special presentation by the Historical Society!
For more information on this special program, visit the Woburn Historical Society's website by clicking here.