A Wonderfully Historic Trip to the Woburn Public Library

The Woburn Public Library is home to an amazing museum with many rare artifacts.  Besides having an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, there is also a document called "Bloody Butchery, British Troops."  This document details how many colonists died in the first battles of the Revolutionary War in Concord and Lexington.  Another amazing fact:  the first person to die in the Revolutionary War was from Woburn.  Here is an original copy of the Bloody Butchery document from 1775:


Another fascinating artifact was these book that told the history of New England:



Additionally, there is a piece of the coat Abraham Lincoln was wearing the night he was assassinated:





We also learned that post offices were found in taverns which are similar to a restaurant.  People needed to pick up their mail at the tavern.  Here is a picture of Woburn's first post office.


This is an artist's rendition of how a tavern would have looked back in colonial days.





This flag lists the battles that Woburn soldiers were heading to during the Civil War. (check back later)






Last, but not least, here is what a phone looked like.



Compared to a cell phone, this phone is like a dinosaur.

These pictures highlight our library museum adventure.  If you have any questions, please let me know because I would love to revisit the Woburn Public Library Museum.

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