New Bunker Hill Climbing Pass
From April 8 to June 30, for safe occupancy requirements, all visitors who climb the Bunker Hill Monument must first obtain a free climbing pass from the Bunker Hill Museum at 43 Monument Square. For groups of 10 or more, please call 617-242-5689.
10/14/2012Location: Battle of Bunker Hill Museum, 43 Monument Sq, Charlestown, MA Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: David Hennessey Contact Phone Number: (617) 241-2201
Founded in 1941by professional entertainer, Bob Munstedt, boys of 7-12 yrs. learned to sing or bang out a rhythm on a Ukulele or old washtub. Many families were affected at the time by absent male family members during the war, and Bob became a surrogate father to many boys until he was called to war in the 312th Bomb Group. Munstedt returned to Charlestown in 1946 and reformed the Hillbillies, and maintained them as an active performing troupe of musicians for over 40 years, until his retirement in the 80's. They were regular performers on TV shows through the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Come hear the some of the Bunker Hillbilly alumni perform in the Bunker Hill Museum on October 14 at 3-4 pm. Sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society and open to the public.