Below is a press release from the Wilmington Historical Commission:
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Town Museum is pleased to announce the 50th anniversary of its acquisition of the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern, as well as the establishment of town’s Historical Commission. To celebrate these milestones, the museum will host a special event on Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 2pm to 4pm.
The anniversary event will feature several guest speakers, including local historians and community leaders, who will share their insights into the museum and town’s rich history and the importance of preserving local heritage. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the museum and carriage house, which showcase an impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits that chronicle the town’s past.
In addition to the speakers and tours, the event will also feature a range of fun activities for attendees of all ages. Colonial singers will provide live entertainment, and children can enjoy games and activities designed to teach them about Wilmington’s rich history.
As a special touch, the museum will unveil a dedication plaque to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its acquisition.
Free hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and dessert will be served, providing a festive and delicious way to celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary.
“We are thrilled to mark this important milestone in the history of the Wilmington Town Museum,” said Bonny Smith, Chair of the Historical Commission. “We invite everyone to come and join us for an afternoon of celebration and fun, as we reflect on the past and look forward to the future.”
The anniversary event is free and open to the public and will be held on the Town Museum grounds at 430 Salem Street in Wilmington, MA. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
For more information about the event, please visit the Wilmington Town Museum website or contact the museum directly.
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