woburn historical society

beggs houseThere was a time when Woburn was an industrial giant and its wealth was reflected in the stately homes and mansions of rich factory owners and influential businessmen.  Relive those days on Monday, June 8, when the Woburn Historical Society presents “Woburn’s Historic Homes and Mansions” at 7 p.m. at Woburn Memorial High School. Admission is free, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. After the presentation, complimentary refreshments will be provided by Panera Bread, Inc.

Come join the Woburn Historical Society for tours down the battle road (between 11 and 1) with re-enactors playing the parts of historical figures telling their stories from April 19, 1775.  There will be a British encampment manned by His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot and a Colonial Militia encampment manned by members of the Charlestown Militia.  Each camp will show what life was like at camp back in the 18th century and perform all the tasks that were done.  Lots to see and do and there will also be a food vendor there to keep you refereshed, so come on down.  The event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday May 3rd at The Old Tarky School Lot off Russel St and Silver Mine Rd.

Did you know that slavery existed in the north as well as the south?  Did you know that slavery was alive and well right here in Woburn?  If you are interested in finding out more about how slavery was active in Woburn then join The Woburn Historical Society as it presents ”Against All Odds - The Amos Fortune Story" on Monday February 9th at 7:00 pm at Woburn Memorial High School located at 88 Montvale Ave. 

woburn historical societyThe Woburn Historical Society is proud to present their 3rd annual cemetary tour. This spooky event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19th.  The tours will start at 11:30 AM. and go until 4:30 PM., guiding you through Woodbrook Cemetary located on Salem Street in Woburn.  This event is open to the public and is a great way to get ready for the coming Halloween festivities!

WWI soldiersThe Woburn Historical Society is looking for information on men and women from Woburn who served in World War I. If there is a WWI Doughboy, sailor or nurse in your family tree, and you have photos, stories, letters or artifacts that detail their experiences, the society would like to hear from you.

The Society is also hoping to identify the men in the photo that accompanies this story, and to get more information on the following: