Sturbridge Historical Society
Thursday April 26th, 2018
The Sturbridge Historical Society meeting will be held on Thursday April 26th at the Publick House Historical Inn on Sturbridge Common. The guest speaker will be Peter Hastings on the strategic importance of the mills in Warren and West Warren during World War II.
Peter’s presentation will be how Warren Pumps, Davan’s Dyeing and Finishing Corporation and William E Wright & Sons helped our military with products that they made.
Different pumps, rubber decoy tanks and parachutes were some of the material supplied to our troops.
Peter’s interest in history really began when he met his wife Barbara’s parents Stephen and Marion. He would listen as Stephen would tell stories of West Warren at every get together. Peter has gone on to write seven volumes based on these stories of people and pictures called the village of West Warren, A small Historic Mill Town.
Historical society meetings are free of charge with dessert and meeting room provided by Michael Glick, Publick House Innkeeper. Our sincere thanks go out to Mr. Glick.
Society Annual dues are $10.00 which help support the cost of speakers. Meetings are held September through May on the fourth Thursday of the month except November and December. November meeting is held the first Thursday in December.
All meetings start at 7:00 pm. Public is welcome.