Grand re-opening ceremony for renovated museum is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Tuesday, January 29
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Massachusetts Public Health Museum.) On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m., the Museum of Public Health invites the public to a FREE Museum Opening and Celebration. Come to the Public Health Museum at the historic Tewksbury Hospital, 365 East St., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, rain or shine. Meet your neighbors, members of the public health community, and Museum staff and Board. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to become a Museum member. Fascinating objects abound, including a vintage iron lung, antique dentist office equipment, blood-letting tools, “insane asylum” patient restraints, and rare document. “The Museum provides an extraordinary ambiance and …
Congratulations to the winner and Thank you to all the entrants and voters.
The votes have been counted and we have a winner. The new cover photo for the Tewksbury Patch Facebook page is a picture of the Mico Kaufman statue of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller. The photo was submitted by George Rebeiro Brooks Jr. In addition to bragging rights, George will also be receiving a $50 gift card! Congratulations to the winner and a big 'thank you' to all those who entered photos and those who took the time to vote!
This Week in Tewksbury History provides a brief history lesson of important (mostly) local history who anniversaries fall this week.
October 9-20, 1996: The circus was in the area! Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey was in the area for their 125th Anniversary Edition show. With every ticket purchased they gave you a free MBTA Community Commuter Pass so if you didn’t want to drive in to Boston you could just grab the train in Wilmington. October 12, 1961: Sheryl Boudreau, a sixth grade student at the Shawsheen School was the recipient of a check and a contract from the “Instructor”, an educational magazine, for her manuscript “Columbus”. 1875: Nine-year-old Anne Sullivan came to Tewksbury where her brother would die at the Almshouse. 1986: Cutter & Cutter attorneys at law advertised uncontested divorce for $299. (No wonder divorce rates were way up in the 80's!). FYI…