History of Lynn

Lydia Pinkham House a National Landmark

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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

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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

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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

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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…

New Baseball Exhibit at Lynn Museum

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6/3/2015 “Day/Night” opened at the Lynn Museum this evening with a talk by State Representative Brendan Crighton on Bud Fowler, the first African American to play professional baseball way back in 1878 for the Lynn Live Oaks. Extensive local research has lead to new information, some of which was discovered right under out noses in…