Francis Wyman Association 2019 Annual Meeting will be at Lowell National Historical Park
Experience the first industrial city in America. Here innovators harnessed waterpower and created factories that were vertical assembly lines where cotton wove into cloth. Learn about the mill girls and the immigrants who provided the labor to make it all work. Also, learn the role Wymans played in this revolution, including William Wyman, who developed real estate in the city and his daughter Sarah Wyman Whitman who became an artist and entrepreneur in Boston.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 AM Meet at the National Park Visitor Center
10:15 Lowell Introduction Video
10:30 Trolley ride tour of the park
11:00 Tour ends at Boott Mill.
11:15 Walk to the Wyman Exchange for a group picture (about 2-3 blocks – we’ll provide rides for those needing assistance)
11:30 Boott Mill – 1920’s Weave Room Walk Through
12:00 PM Catered lunch at the Boott Mill
1:00 Pam Meppelink presentation on William Wyman of Lowell and Sarah Wyman Whitman
1:30 FWA Annual Meeting
2:30 Tour Boott Mill Museum
3:00 Tour Boarding House (about one block away)
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Jon Wyman will provide Francis Wyman house tours in Burlington, MA
Hope to see you there!
The 2018 annual meeting and open house event will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Francis Wyman homestead, 56 Francis Wyman Rd, Burlington, MA 01803. We hope you will join us!
If you are a member of the Francis Wyman Association or would like to be please join us on this special day as we celebrate our family’s 350th year in Burlington, MA. Plans are to have our business meeting, family photo, bring your own lunch, possible travel to a tannery and then a special dinner. More details to come as things get finalized.
How fortunate we are to have a historical family home and association. Please come and celebrate this legacy with us.
Celebrate 350 years of the Francis Wyman House and the beginning of Burlington!! The Burlington Historical Commission is opening up six historical sites to the public, including the Francis Wyman House. Come see where Sam Adams and John Hancock hid from the British Regulars on April 19, 1775. We will provide walking tours from our house to the cite of Amos Wyman Homestead every hour starting at 11:30pm.
In honor of Preservation Month, we will be thanking those responsible for preserving our home from the 1996 fire. If you have a first hand account of our devastating fire twenty years ago please stop by and have your memory recorded for posterity. We will have a video camera on site from 1-4pm.
10am Tours of the Francis Wyman Homestead
11am FWA Meeting
12 pm Family photo
12:15 Lunch (Bring your own lunch and chair. Beverages and dessert provided)
1 pm Speaker on Count Rumford and his Fireplaces by the Rumford Historical Association
2pm More house tours and other side trips: Amos Wyman’s house site in Billerica where John Hancock and Sam Adams found refuge on April 19, 1775. Woburn’s Old Burying Ground and War Memorial