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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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2017 Calendar

Presenting:
Images of America North and West Chelmsford

When: Sunday, April 2nd, from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m.

Where: Barrett-Byam Homestead

About the Author

Fred MerriamFrederic S. Merriam, 71, is not native to Chelmsford. As an employee of Raytheon Company, he moved to Chelmsford in 1971, to raise a family in a town that came highly recommended as a community and for its school system.

Since 2003 Merriam has been an appointed member of the Chelmsford Historical Commission, is a board member of the Chelmsford Historical Society, and manages websites for both organizations. His previous works include:

  • History of Chelmsford 1910 to 1970 published in 2011
  • History of the Chelmsford Fire Department, on the Town's website, in 2013
  • Images of America Chelmsford Revisited published in 2014
  • Ocean House York Beach Maine published in 2015

As a resident of West Chelmsford since 1977, and having life-long interests in photography and industrial history, he was passionate about locating the best photographs available and extensively researching the new book, Images of America North and West Chelmsford, published in 2016.

Discussion topics with photographs go beyond the book and will include race tracks, liquor in Vinal Square, the Middlesex Turnpike, Nabnasset Grove, and haunted places.


Annual Dinner Meeting

When: Saturday, May 6, from 4:00-6:30 pm

Where: Barrett-Byam Homestead

Enjoy a catered buffet of Italian food prepared by Mr. Jack's Catering of Billerica in our Ralph Parlee Agricultural Center.

The highlight of the evening will include the presentation of the Guardian Award, an award given each year by the Society to a person who best exemplifies the Chelmsford Motto "Let the Children Guard What the Sires Have Won."

Reservations are required for this event; RSVP by Monday, April 24.


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