Gateway to the Blackstone Valley
|The Millbury Historical Society
Preserving Millbury's Past for its Future
"As a bridge from the past to the future, the Millbury
Historical Society is committed to preserve, protect,
present and promote the history of Millbury."
|P.O. Box 367
|Masons Donate Charter Replica (signed by Paul Revere) to The Millbury Historical
|This photo is from Millbury's 150th Anniversary Parade held in June
of 1963. THUS this snow "contraption" is fifty-six years old now!
This and many other photos are currently displayed in the lobby at our Town Hall is
an exhibit of more of that parade and the other festivities that accompanied the
|To My Dearest
The Civil War Letters of George and Emily Ward
On Thursday, June 13, the Annual Meeting of the Millbury Historical Society took place. The
program was very well attended and refreshments were served.
Here is more about the program: when the Civil War broke out in 1861, George Ward was asked
to raise the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
In August 1861, he left his wife, Emily, and their two small children to go to war. They wrote to
each other frequently.
In all,116 letters survive in the collection of the Worcester Historical Museum. They detail the
pain of prolonged separation, the challenges of single parenting and the horrors of the battle
Lynne McKenney Lydick and Thomas R. Lydick shared the personal and poignant letters of this
|The real Emily Mayo Ward and her husband George Hull
Courtesy of the Worcester Historical
|Some photos from our
Scavenger Hunt which was
held in Downtown Millbury on
Saturday, September 28th!
Long Island! Playing
a game in Millbury!
|The St. Johns
|The Butlers with Their Own
|The Girl Scouts
They're here! They're in!
We now have the 2020 Millbury Historical Society's Calendars for sale for $5.00! They're always a big hit here in Millbury.
The 2020 Millbury Historical Society Calendar contains twelve “snapshots-in-time” of memorable Millbury moments that can be celebrated throughout the
year and make wonderful gifts and stocking-stuffers.
The calendars may be purchased at Goretti’s Market, Sudz City, Ray’s Barbershop, Grooming by Terry’s Pet Salon, Panache Hairdressing on Millbury
Ave, Live Flea or Buy at 175 West Main Street, or from President Frank Gagliardi at 508-865-4192.
In addition, you may send a check for $6.00 to The Millbury Historical Society, P.O. Box 367, Millbury, MA 01527, and we will see that a calendar is
sent to you!
Millbury's Million-dollar World War II Landing Craft! Who Knew?
Be proud, little town of Millbury! In August of 1944, your seven-thousand residents (one-thousand of whom were in
the armed forces) raised over one million dollars in the Fifth War Bond Drive of the war! Enough to sponsor its very
own Landing Craft: the LCI (L) 173!
This summer of 2020, your Millbury Historical Society will exhibit a display about this little known feat, and then hold
a program in September upon the 76th Anniversary of the craft's commissioning. Stay tuned and be sure to attend
|September 18, 1944: the commissioning
of Millbury's LCI (L) 713 attended by a
proud Millbury contingent.
|The LCI (L) 713 today in Portland, Oregon