Visitors flock to historic homes for free tours

PORTSMOUTH — Historic New England celebrated the opening of their historic house museums on Saturday by welcoming visitors free of charge. Those who attended heard about the people and stories of coastal New Hampshire and Maine as they toured houses that ranged from the circa 1664 Jackson House in Portsmouth, which chronicles the evolution of rural life throughout three centuries, to the colonial revival interiors of the Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine.

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080609/GJNEWS_01/102616775/-1/FOSNEWS for the full article.

Prison history to be published

Representatives from the town of Thomaston and the Maine State Prison are working together to create a book about the history of the Maine State Prison and are seeking help from the community.
Maine State Prison Warden Jeffrey Merrill said Hillary Zusman, an assistant editor at Arcadia Publishing, contacted him last month about creating a book about the prison. A contract to make the 128-page paperback book was signed with the Portsmouth N.H. company last month.

http://www.mainecoastnow.com/articles/2008/06/09/courier_-_gazette/local_news/doc484d32dda172a130495930.txt for the full article.


Here’s a brief postcard slideshow of Lewiston-Auburns past…

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