History of Lynn

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…

New Travel Themed Exhibit Opens at Lynn Museum

1/21/16 From Sea to Sky: Outfitting for Travel An opening reception (as listed in the calendar) was held Thursday at Lynn Museum / LynnArts – in the museum part of the two-building campus – called “From Sea to Sky: Outfitting for Travel.” On view through August 27th. The Lynn Museum‘s new hours are: Tuesdays 3-7PM…

Bud Fowler Monument Dedicated at Fraser

8/9/15 State Representative Brendan Crighton hosted an unveiling Wednesday of a new monument to Bud Fowler, the “First African American Professional Baseball Player in United States History,” before Moses Walker played in the majors and 100 years before Jackie Robinson. The monument was made by local artist Reno Pisano. You can learn a lot just…