Explore Wilmington & Tewksbury’s Old Railroads, Trolleys & Airports On March 12 At Wilmington Library

Below is a press release from the Wilmington & Tewksbury libraries:

WILMINGTON, MA – The Wilmington Memorial Library and Tewksbury Public Library are partnering up to provide a special local history program on what transportation was like in Wilmington and Tewksbury in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Past and present residents of both towns are invited to attend “Planes, Trains and Automobiles!” on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue).

In these 3 interrelated presentations, UMass Lowell librarian & train photographer Ron Karr will discuss the railroad history of Wilmington & Tewksbury, “Trolleys of the Merrimack Valley” author Kevin Farrell will explore the trolley history of both communities, and Earl Hupper, whose family owned the Tew-Mac Airport, will share his stories.

Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a brief audience Q&A.

Space is limited. Register online HERE or by calling the Wilmington Memorial Library at 978-658-2967.

This program is sponsored by the Wilmington Memorial Library and Tewksbury Public Library, in collaboration with the Wilmington Historical Commission and Tewksbury Historical Society. A special thank you to Wilmington Town Museum Curator Terry McDermott for her assistance.

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