There are four main educational programs in a calendar year. These take place on the first or second Thursday of the month in April, June, September and November. Each program will be advertised in advance.
Please check back on this events page for more updates or any additional special events.
Held at the Historical Society's building.
Held at the Lunenburg Public Library Community Room
April 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM:
Learn about the long-defunct Central Massachusetts Railroad at this program co-sponsored with the Lunenburg Public Library. Our featured speaker, Mr. Ed Sterling, has been researching the history of this railroad for nearly 20 years and has acquired an extensive library of books and photos on the Boston and Maine Railroad, which operated the Central Mass Railroad for most of its history.
June 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM:
Whalom's puppets reappear! They have lived at the Lunenburg Historical Society for many years and are being reintroduced by Mr. Jeffrey Koslik, proprietor of Lunenburg's Drawbridge Puppet Theater.
The Runaway Fried Dough Man was first commissioned by Whalom Park for one of its summer seasons in the late 1990s. It's a humorous take on The Runaway Gingerbread Man, substituting the Fried Dough Man as the title character due to the popularity of the park's fried dough concession stand. Its colorful cast also features the original hand puppet versions of the park’s three animal mascots: Silly Savage, Super Chick & Simon Loony Bear.
A second hand puppet show, The Princess and the Pea, will also be shown. Bring the kids and grandkids to enjoy this presentation!
September 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM:
This program will feature the father and son team of Tom and Matt Lisi, proprietors of Sterling Rare Coins and Collectibles, a family business with 115 years of experience in numismatics. It will be an enlightening and entertaining evening as we explore the development of coins and currency from our country’s infancy to modern day.
Members having current membership cards expiring June 30, 2019 are encouraged to bring up to ten coin or currency items for a free five minute appraisal following the presentation.
Members seeking appraisals will be given a number, and a limited number will be selected by lottery.
November 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM:
Local resident and newly-published author, Sally Dickinson, will divulge the very interesting and largely unknown local stories in her newly published book, “The Missing Links to the Igor Sikorsky Story.” In it she reveals how the dreams of a Russian immigrant appeared destined for failure until a Lunenburg resident and others, with similar desires to fulfill the American Dream, entered the picture. Sikorsky, of Sikorsky Aircraft fame, joined with aviation enthusiast Arnold Dickinson and his father, C, P. Dickinson, creator of Hickory Hills Lake, and enrolled other local industrialists to invest in this fledgling industry. Collectively, they brought out the unheralded abilities of Sikorsky in the world of aviation.
Recently discovered records and files of the 1920’s, ignored for over fifty years, add to the mystique of the Sikorsky legend. They are included in this fascinating aviation story. These accounts are blended with well-known stories of Lindberg’s flight, the Frances Grayson debacle and Sikorsky’s attempts to provide the best fixed-wing aircraft possible, and finally the helicopter.
The book will be available for sale. All proceeds will go to the benefit of the Lunenburg Historical Society.
Center Lunenburg, MA 1928 celebrating Lunenburg's 200th
Lunenburg Historical Society 10 School Street, Lunenburg, MA 01462 President: Chuck Venezia firstname.lastname@example.org 978-582-0858 Member of the New England Museum Association (NEMA) copyright 2018, Lunenburg Historical Society