TOWNSEND -- A summer evening program with dessert and showing of the new video "It All Means Townsend" is being hosted by the Townsend Historical Society on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the Meeting Hall, 12 Dudley Road.

The film will be shown on a large, wide screen for enjoyable viewing. This is a free event for all ages and for the wider community -- all are welcome to attend!

Come for light desserts and hear the stories of three Townsend men: Donald Keefe, Wallace King and Robert Tumber, who share their knowledge and memories of the town during the 1930s through today. They experienced the Great Depression and witnessed the flood and hurricane of 1936 and 1938.

They served their country in World War II and enjoyed the rural peace, celebrations and fabric of life in the small town that was home. All three men were interviewed on camera, and the film includes historic photographs from the Historical Society's collection.

"It All Means Townsend" was written by Anne O'Connor, and produced by the Townsend Historical Society and Anne O'Connor. Copies of the DVD will be available.

For information about the program or the Townsend Historical Society, call 978-597-2106.