Built - 1983
The busy industrial city of Woburn is located just northeast of Boston and is the home of a large number of companies due to its ideal location and approximation to local main highways. In the first half of the 19th century, it originally was set out to be the base to agriculture but changed over to a large shoe manufacturing and leather tanning city. A number of famous citizens lived in Woburn with its most notable being Benjamin Thompson (later Count Von Rumford) who was a noted physicist and later founder of Britain's Royal Institution. Also Woburn's old burial ground contains the graves of the ancestors of four U. S. Presidents including: Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Pierce and Garfield.
Woburn's Rotary Bandstand was built in 1983 and is located in the city's spacious Library Park. The Rotary Club of Woburn felt the need to give something to the citizens of Woburn so it built the bandstand since concerts had been held each summer on the grassy area only with no permanent stage for the many functions the city has had. The Rotary Club not only built the bandstnad through the efforts of some gifted artisans, but also wholly funded the project.
On Tuesday and weekends, the Woburn City Band and many other groups draws and entertains large crowds in the park near the athletic field with very full schedules each summer.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Thomas Jones Jr., Director
Woburn Recreation Department