History

Woburn Public Library Presents "The First 50 Years of Women in the Boston Police Department."

Woburn Public Library

The Woburn Public Library (45 Pleasant St.) is once again putting together an intriguing presentation for the community. Come learn about the history of women in the Boston Police Department on Sunday, March 10th! 

This presentation will feature guest speakers including Dr. Kim L. Gaddy, a Sergeant Detective with the Boston P.D. and Margaret R. Sullivan, the Records Manager and Archivist for the Boston P.D. 

They will address the first 50 years of women in the police force starting with the history of women gaining the right to vote followed by how the Boston Police Department was rebuilt after the strike of 1919. 

Doors will open at 1:45 pm and the presentation will begin at 2:00 pm. Light refreshments will also be served.

Woburn Historical Society Presents Free Trolley Tour

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Don't miss out on this free event! The Woburn Historical Society is offering trolley tours of Woodbrook Cemetery on Sunday, September 23 starting at 11:00am. Spend the afternoon learning about Woburn's Civil War veterans. This event is sponsored by Bill Sullivan of Edward Jones Financial Services and John and Kathy Flaherty. For more information on this event and departure times for the trolley, click here.
Updated information: The tours will now begin and end in front of the Woburn High School. Parking is available at the Montvale Avenue Entrance. There will be a check-in table at the front door of the high school. The tours will run for 1 1/2 hours. 

Pathways of the Patriots

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Sat, 04/28/2012 - 12:00pm
Pathways of the Patriots

The Woburn Militia of Gardner’s Regiment will present the 6th Annual “Pathway of the Patriots” at the Tarky Field, Russell Street , Woburn , on Saturday, April 28 from 12 noon until 4 pm.  This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Century 21 Crowley-Braese real estate brokerage, and will feature guided walking tours of Woburn’s Battle Road, with short scenes from Woburn’s history played out along the way.  The tours begin at noon and on the half hour, the last at 3 pm.

Pathways of the Patriots

Pathways of the Patriots

The Woburn Militia of Gardner’s Regiment will present the 6th Annual “Pathway of the Patriots” at the Tarky Field, Russell Street , Woburn , on Saturday, April 28 from 12 noon until 4 pm.  This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Century 21 Crowley-Braese real estate brokerage, and will feature guided walking tours of Woburn’s Battle Road, with short scenes from Woburn’s history played out along the way.  The tours begin at noon and on the half hour, the last at 3 pm.

Lecture at the Library: "What to Preserve? Understanding Strategies for an Addition to the Library"

Library Seal What to Preserve? Understanding Strategies for an Addition to the Library by Chris Milford, AIA, Milford and Ford Associates.

The Woburn Public Library addition brings up important questions to address in developing a successful building strategy. Understanding the building in a larger context than the current functional needs is an important step. Mr. Milford will present a brief overview of the Woburn Public Library in the context of American library design and as part of the work of H. H. Richardson, the original architect. He will then offer some lessons learned about modifying historic structures from his work in North Easton, MA, and other related examples.

"Origins" a lecture in The Burbeen Free Lecture Series

Woburn Historical SocietyDID YOU KNOW that while the Pumping Station at Horn Pond (built in 1872) was originally designed to pump water directly from the pond into a reservoir, it didn’t actually pump any pond water for over 35 years? Or that the first Halloween Parade included lots of trick or treaters, in their costumes, who were allowed to march in the parade?

Find out interesting facts on the early years and beginnings of a number of different Woburn institutions and organizations at “Origins”, to be held in association with the Burbeen Free Lecture Series, on Monday, October 19, 2009.

The Woburn Historical Society Presents its "4th Annual Cemetary Tour"

Historical SocietyThe Woburn Historical Society Presents:

“4th Annual Cemetery Tour”

at Olde Woodbrook Cemetery

100 Salem Street, Woburn, MA

DID YOU KNOW that Woodbrook Cemetery was so beautiful when it opened in 1845 that a number of people had the remains of their loved ones dug up and moved from elsewhere in the town to Woodbrook? Or that the word “Woodbrook” has a common meaning and special relationship with the word “Woburn?”

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