History of Lynn

Did you ride this Carousel?

6/26/17 Winn Hacket of the Little Theatre School on Lynnfield Street is trying to find out the local history behind this antique merry-go-round/carousel: “I bought Little Theatre School located at 503 Lynnfield Street, Lynn several years ago. The school came with a working antique merry-go-round. I want to find out more about its place in…

Do you know the story of Pirate Fanny Campbell?

10.24.16 During Pirates Day in Lynn Woods earlier this month, I ran into Karen Searles from Friends of Lynn Woods and she kindly offered to share this story with Happens readers –   Fanny Campbell was a young woman who lived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1776. She was just an ordinary colonial woman. But she…

Lydia Pinkham House a National Landmark

9.22.16 On Sunday, September 18th, 2016 people gathered in front of a home on Western Ave. not too far from the *Lydia Pinkham factory. The home is where Lydia Pinkham once lived and where she began making her Vegetable Compound for women. Since 2001, it has been the residence of Karen and Michael Malionek, who have…

Civil War Commemoration on Lynn Common

This past weekend, June 3rd, 4th and 5th 2016, was another installment of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The series actually continues next year with even more events. The detailed schedule was posted in advance, here. Participants of course included the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) / Gen. Lander…