Pleasure Island Exhibit Commemorates 50th Anniversary

Local amusement park artifacts displayed at Beebe LibraryPleasure Island display
In commemoration of the 50th Anniverary of "Pleasure Island," the legendary amusement park that operated from 1959 – 1969 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Robert McLaughlin has created a display of Pleasure Island artifacts and memorabilia at Beebe Library.
A local historian and author, McLaughlin wrote Images of America: Pleasure Island published in June, 2009 by Arcadia, and now available in book stores and at Smith Drug Store, 390 Main St., Wakefield.
A number of special events, including walking tours of the old Pleasure Island site, are scheduled for June, 2009. For more info and a complete schedule of events, go to the Friends of Pleasure Island web site.

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