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Grand Opening of the Civil War Exhibit at Historical Society

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On Saturday, February 2nd, join the Woburn Historical Society for the grand opening of its Civil War exhibit! Featuring time period artifacts, memorabilia, photos and dioramas, this exhibit is a great educational opportunity to learn more about the Civil War on its 150th anniversary.

The exhibit will also feature soldiers' and officers' uniforms and a "Hall of Heroes," including portraits of 95 Woburn soldiers who fought in the War Between the States. 

During the Open House, attendees will get the opportunity to purchase the book titled "A Union Town During the Civil War, Woburn, Massachusetts" by local author Leon Basile and a film by the Society, "In the Cause of Liberty, Woburn in the Civil War."

The Open House will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Burdett Mansion (7 Mishawum Rd) in Woburn. Light refreshments will be served.  

Historical Society Presents Evening of Christmas Songs

Merry Minstrals

Join the Woburn Historical Society on Sunday, December 9 at the Burdett Mansion for an exciting evening of performances by the Merry Minstrals! They will be singing Christmas carols and popular holiday songs from a variety of eras and styles. There will even be a sing-a-long of holiday favorites for all to enjoy. This free event kicks off at 6:30pm. After the performances, light refreshments will be served. Come join in the fun and holiday cheer!

Historical Society Presents Evening of Christmas Songs

From date: 
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 6:30pm
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The Woburn Historical Society presents the Merry Minstrals in an evening of Christmas carols. This FREE performance will include sing-a-long of holiday favorites and will be followed by light refreshments!

"Woburn in the Civil War" Film Showing

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Calling all history buffs! Join the Woburn Historical Society on Monday, December 3 at the Woburn Memorial High School auditorium for a film showing of "In The Cause of Liberty; Woburn In The Civil War." 

This film will highlight the lives of Woburn soldiers and the battles they were in such as Gettysburg, Weldon Railroad, and Petersburg.

This film showing is FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 7:00pm. Light refreshments will be served after the showing.

Copies of the dvd will be available for purchase for $25 and will include a supplement containing many pictures of Woburn Civil War soldiers!

Book Signing at the Library

From date: 
Sun, 11/25/2012 - 2:00pm
Woburn Public Library

The Woburn Historical Society will be having a book signing at the Woburn Public Library featuring "A Union Town During the Civil War" written by Leon E. Basile. Come on down and get the opportunity to meet the author, get your copy of his book signed, and check out a bunch of items from the Civil War on display! For more information about this, click here.

"Woburn in the Civil War" Film Showing

From date: 
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 6:30pm
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The Woburn Historical Society will be showing a film at the Woburn Memorial High School auditorium called "In The Cause Of Liberty; Woburn In The Civil War." 

Program is FREE and open to the public!

Purchase the DVD for $25.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, click here.

Local Resident Pens New Book About Woburn During the Civil War

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History buffs rejoice because Woburn resident and Woburn Historical Society member Leon E. Basile has just written a new book called "A Union Town During the Civil War; Woburn, Massachusetts" (Volume One). Published and copywritten by the Historical Society, this book has been a long time coming and 937 pages later it is here for readers to enjoy! The book covers the history of Woburn before the Civil War from 1850 through July of 1862.

This book would not have been possible if it wasn't for the assistance of Kathy Lucero and Bob Maguire who made sure it got published, along with the help of John Flaherty who generously offered to pay for the printing fees and the entire project. Both Flaherty and Basile would like the proceeds from the book sale to go to the Historical Society.

If you would like to order a copy of the book and support the Historical Society, you can order it on their website (click here) or pick up a copy for $35 at the Burdett Mansion on Tuesday's from 10-12pm and Saturday's from 10-12pm. 

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