Date(s) - Thu: Sep 08, 2022
Stoneham Historical Society & Museum
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ZNE’s John Linehan to present the story of Stone Zoo
John Linehan, CEO of New England Zoo, will kick off our fall speaker series at our monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. with a presentation on Stone Zoo. With 41 years of experience in zoo management, Linehan has led zoo revitalization, habitat expansion and educational programs at both the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. The program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 to view the 1980s exhibit.
Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. Charles Price, Superintendent of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Middlesex Fells Reservation, founded the Zoo in 1905, and in 1969, the site was renamed in honor of Walter D. Stone, a former Zoo Director.