WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Memorial Library and Tewksbury Public Library are partnering up to provide a special local history program on what transportation was like in Wilmington and Tewksbury in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Residents of both towns are invited to attend “Planes, Trains and Automobiles!” from 7 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Wilmington Memorial Library, 175 Middlesex Ave.
In these three interrelated presentations, UMass Lowell librarian and train photographer Ron Karr will discuss the railroad history of Wilmington and Tewksbury, “Trolleys of the Merrimack Valley” author Kevin Farrell will explore the trolley history of both communities, and Earl Hupper, whose family owned the Tew-Mac Airport, will share his stories.
Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a brief audience Q&A.
This program is sponsored by the Wilmington Memorial Library and Tewksbury Public Library, in collaboration with the Wilmington Historical Commission and Tewksbury Historical Society. Organizers thank Wilmington Town Museum Curator Terry McDermott for her assistance.
Space is limited. Register by calling the Wilmington Memorial Library at 978-658-2967 or visiting the library’s online calendar of events at http://wilmlibrary.org.