During these uncertain times, the well-being of our staff, members, and their families and friends are at the forefront of our minds. 


We are therefore closing our offices until at least May 18th.


Keep safe and we'll keep you updated as to when we will reopen. 





*  *  *  *  *  CANCELLED  *  *  *  *  *

In light of growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Society is taking the precautionary measure of canceling this program.

We look forward to seeing you at our future programs. 



SUNDAY ~ MARCH 15, 2020

Hurld-Wyman Elementary School Auditorium

2:00 pm

The Merry Minstrels



Please join us in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the Merry Minstrels' annual performance of music and dance of the Emerald Isle.


Vocals and music performed on fiddle, guitar, whistles, bodhran, accordion and keyboard will include selections spanning three centuries from traditional tunes that originate in Ireland to songs composed in America, inspired by Irish tradition.


Guests from the Lexington Historical Society Dancers will demonstrate Ceili dancing, a form of Irish social dance descended from country dances of the 18th century.


Bring your family and friends to enjoy this variety of Irish songs and everyone bring your voices to sing along with the well-known favorites!  Song sheets will be provided.


Admission is free

Light refreshments will follow the performance


Hurld Wyman Elementary School Auditorium

39 Wyman Street, Woburn


Off-street parking is free.

Hurld-Wyman School is handicapped accessible

Information: 781.933.4976


WHS Receives Award from ACM-NE

The Society’s Voices from Vietnam film received a second-place award from the prestigious ACM-NE, the Alliance for Community Media-Northeast Region in the Historical Documentary category.  


Written by Kathy Lucero and Bob Maguire with help from Larry Guiseppe (Woburn’s Veterans’ Services Officer), the film was directed and edited by Brian Ouellette.  Narrated by Kathy McGann (US Army Nurse - 95th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang and daughter of WWII veteran Mike McGann), the film focuses on the personal experiences of five Woburn residents who served in the Vietnam War in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.  Paul Devlin (US Marines), Larry Guiseppe (US Marines), Frank Haubner (US Army), Tom Quigley (US Marines) and Dave Wall (US Marines) recount their experiences of enlistment, boot camp and deployment…some of the experiences were funny, some tragic…some very emotional.


The Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region is a regional membership organization that advocates, promotes and preserves the right to media training, production, distribution, civic engagement and education in support of diverse community voices, through Public, Educational and Government Access channels and other forms of media. The ACM-NE is a regional board of the national Alliance for Community Media and supports the mission of the national organization and all their regional members.


Copies of the film are available by clicking here or by clicking on our Purchase DVDs button on our menu.


Hurld Wyman Elementary School Auditorium 2:00 pm

                         THE MERRY MINSTRELS                            Annual Musical Holiday Celebration

Come join in the fun and holiday cheer as the Woburn Historical Society presents the Merry Minstrels, celebrating the Holidays with song, dance, and Christmas carols. The program will include music with origins in a variety of times and places as well as familiar favorites for all to Sing-Along. Guests dancers and musicians from the Lexington Historical Society Dancers will add to the merriment with traditional country dances.


Admission is free.

Light refreshments will follow the performance.


Hurld Wyman School Auditorium

39 Wyman Street, Woburn

Off-street parking is free.

Hurld Wyman School is handicapped accessible. 

Information: 781-933-4976 


November 18th, 2019


"Where were you on 9/11?"

Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. is the President of Kinton Aviation Consulting.  He is a nationally and internationally recognized subject matter expert in the aviation industry.

In his multiple roles, Mr. Kinton provides strategic and analytical expertise to a number of clients as they navigate their way through the complexities of the various aspects of the aviation industry including: aviation safety and security, financial services, capital planning, airport operations, airport concessions, corporate aviation, expert witness and litigation support, and media relations.

Mr. Kinton served as CEO and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority from August 2006 until June 2011 culminating a 35-year career where he received numerous awards for excellence in safety and security, airport operations, and customer service.  He also served as Director of Aviation and Director of Operations at Massport. 

Mr. Kinton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Commercial Science (Hon.) from Merrimack College.  He served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Merrimack College from 2015-2016.


THE BEATLES - Band of the Sixties

Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.

DVDs  of  "Voices from Vietnam" are now available for on-line purchase

DVDs are $15 plus $3 shipping each

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