Today in Tewksbury ~ Historical Society Program: “The Great Cartridge Company Explosion of 1903”

  The aftermath of the Tewksbury Cartidge Company Explosion, 1903

The Tewksbury Historical Society is holding its annual New Members Meeting today –  Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00pm  at the Tewksbury Library at 300 Chandler Street. The event is open to the general public and will feature  Kim Zunino  as the keynote speaker. She will speak about The Great Cartridge Company Explosion of 1903. This explosion occured in a part of Tewksbury that in 1906 would become a part of Lowell (South Lowell). It brought people from near and far to view the devastation from the blast that broke windows miles away and changed the lives of people and the landscape for years afterwards.

As is the tradition, several other people will add their own stories to the event. A video featuring Louise Hunt will also be shown. Louise did this video on the Great Flood of 1936 a number of years ago with other members of the Lowell Historical Society. 

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to shop at the Society Store. The THS hopes that people interested in Tewksbury history will come to the presentation and consider joining the Society. Members receive  a newsletter four times a year and discounts to certain events that have an admission charge. People living outside of Tewksbury are welcome and invited to join the Society.

Note: Kim Zunimo is the Assistant Administrator of the Lowell Historic Board and Vice-President of the Lowell Historical Society. Later this Spring she will be conducting a tour of the Edson Cemetery as a program of the Lowell Historical Society.