Members are reminded of the new membership policy: Please check you mailing label to see when your dues are due. It is printed
on the mailing label.
New Member Meeting
The Tewksbury Historical Society is sponsoring two historical events open to the public. On Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00pm the Society will have its annual New Members Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Tewksbury Library. Kim Zunino will talk about The Great Cartridge Company Explosion of 1903 as our keynote speaker. This explosion was in a part of Tewksbury that in 1906 would become a part of Lowell. It brought people from near and far to view the devastation from the blast that broke windows miles away and changed the lives of people and the landscape for years afterwards.
As is the tradition, several other people will add stories to the event. A video featuring Louise Hunt will be shown. Louise did this video a number of years ago with other members of Lowell's Historical Society on the Great Flood of 1934. The event is free and open to the public and will feature free refreshments or an opportunity to shop at the Society Store. We hope people interested in Tewksbury history will join. Membership entitles anyone interested a newsletter four times a year and discounts to certain events that has an admission charge. This meeting is free and open to any resident. People living outside of Tewksbury are invited to join the Society. Many members of our Society live outside of Tewksbury.
A second spring event is collaboration with the Tewksbury Library. A talk by Kevin Gardner on “Stone Walls” will be presented on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, starting at 7:30pm in the Tewksbury Library. Mr. Gardner will discuss stonewall, a fixture in all New England towns. All you amateur stone masons bring your questions about stone walls and you will start to appreciate this art that dates back to Colonial Tewksbury.
Administrative Assistant Position
This position is a part time and serves the Officers and the Board of Directors. Job requirements for Administrative Assistant (AA) of the Tewksbury Historical Society are as follows:
The AA will attend Board of Directors meetings on a volunteer basis. The AA must be a member of the Tewksbury Historical Society.
The AA is responsible for event logistics and coordination with other volunteers. The AA will coordinate information for posters, and press releases. The AA will disseminate the event information to our website, social media and newspapers. The AA will coordinate various committee responsibilities for an event (Society Store, tickets if necessary, refreshments, & miscellaneous Sound/Power point).
The AA will compose & edit our newsletter.
The AA will coordinate with the Webmaster to assure website accuracy and up-to-date-posting. Recommendations to upgrade the website will be funneled through the AA to the Webmaster. The Administrative Assistant should be skilled in the use of various technology and will work with the Society's website to educate people about our history. The AA will learn Past Perfect Software and will aide the Treasurer in the Annual Fund Drive and help the Archive Committee with donations.
The Administrative Assistant should have a general knowledge of Tewksbury and American history.
The AA shall help and work at membership outreach on various projects. The more volunteers from the membership, the more effective the Society will become.
Appointment to this position will be by the recommendation of the Executive Board and shall be affirmed by the Board of Directors. The yearly salary for this position is $1,200.00.
Please email an application and your resume to:
We will not accept applications and resumes after Feb. 8, 2013. After reviewing applications, we will contact a select few for interviews.