Fun for Kids & Families

History of Pine Grove Cemetery, Part 2

Part 2 of the Pine Grove Cemetery tour meets at the Parkland Avenue entrance. It includes the Civil War and the Spanish American War Burial Grounds, the sections of the cemetery developed after the1850s and notes the different cemetery styles. You'll learn about still more renowned architects, sculptors and Lynn luminaries such as Elihu Thomson, founder of General Electric, Lydia Pinkham of Vegetable Compound fame, Civil War heroes and others forgotten by the present. We'll address the myth and truth about the cemetery’s wall and so much more.

History of Pine Grove Cemetery - Part 1

Join us for an historical tour of Lynn’s 152 acre garden style cemetery on the National Register as a Historic District. It boasts a Who’s Who of 19th century architects, sculptors and movers and shakers. In part 1 we will start at the Boston Street entrance and cover the oldest part of the cemetery including the sunken gardens, the Rhodes Chapel, the receiving tomb as well as the WW 1 Burial Grounds, a sweeping view of the Lynn Coastline and so much more.

Tour the Judge Samuel Holten House

Join us for a lecture and tour about the Judge Samuel Holten House. Our circa 1670 historical and architectural gem was home to Judge Samuel Holten. It is singularly the most important historic property now in existence in Danvers. The dwelling features its central First Period core with a wonderful example of chronological house development through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Holten served with honor at the birth of our country and held local, regional, provincial, and continental posts, was a signer of the Articles of Confederation and President of the Continental Congress.

Butterfly Garden and Live Caterpillar Show

Sam Jaffe's Caterpillar Lab will be displaying a variety of native New England caterpillars, in various stages of development and on their local host plants. With no glass between visitors and the displays, the audience can experience caterpillars up close – eating, pooping, camouflaging, or defending themselves with clever adaptations such as warning coloration, inflatable horns, strange smells, and squeaking mandibles.

Children's Civil War Muster

Brought back by popular demand! As part of the 13th Annual Civil War Weekend, the Children's Muster is open to kids of all ages. Join the 6th Mass Militia, 5th Mass Battery & 6th Maine Battery to learn what life was like in the Civil War army. Sample Hardtack Crackers, learn about camp life, drill, payday and participate in a skirmish, then visit the sutler tent. Looking for seasoned and raw recruits!

Civil War Sunday Stroll

Join the 6th Mass Infantry for a leisurely Sunday stroll around and about the Common. Come learn about the city's forgotten Civil War history. Learn about the lives of the 2,900 men who worked, played and worshiped in Lawrence. Tour includes City Hall exhibit, residences, monuments and churches.

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