Tag Archive for History

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…

New Baseball Exhibit at Lynn Museum

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…

For Memorial Day (A personal tribute)

US Army, 1945, in the temple my grandfather’s family belonged to in Germany. I wish I had their names. Below is the USS General A. W. Greely, the transport ship my grandparents, mother and uncle came to the US on in 1951 (Yeah, they stayed a few years in Germany – long story/another time):  

Oral Histories of Lynn

From NSCC – North Shore Community College Lynn Oral History Project, Wednesday, April 29th, 12-1:30 Mark your calendars for the North Shore Community College Oral History Project  as students present oral histories of notable Lynn businesses, including Durkee Mower (manufacturer of Fluff), the Capitol Diner, Zimman’s, the Lynn YMCA and Salvy the Florist.  This is the…

Ghosts of Lynn unveiled at street party today (photos)

Ghosts of Lynn is a collaboration of Raw Art Works, Lynn Museum, visionspace gallery and the Downtown Lynn Cultural District for the latest round of photos under the bridge. Today’s event included food from Paaasteliots, a barber shop quartet, and your LynnHappens editor, Seth Albaum, DJ’ing 50’s/60’s soul and motown to compliment the “Ghosts” from…