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Founder’s Day set for Saturday

PARIS – The Founder’s Day event on Paris Hill will celebrate its 30th birthday this year.The celebration, which benefits the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the green on the hill’s summit.The private antique automobile collection of Robert Bahre, which features more than 60 vehicles, will be on display. Admission to the display will cost $8 for adults and $2 for children.

Man finds ancient arrowhead

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – A Falmouth woman out walking on a local beach found what she at first thought was a curiously shaped stone. It turned out to be much more.The diamond-shaped rock Sue Hayden picked up on Menauhant Beach turned out to be an ancient arrowhead at least 2,000 years old.

World’s Fair kicks off this weekend

WATERFORD – Contests and events will mark the Waterford World’s Fair this weekend.The fair, which dates back to 1850, will open at 7 a.m. from Friday through Sunday. The fairgrounds are on Green Road off Route 35 in North Waterford. Admission to the fair is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, and free for children under the age of 5.

Julia Friese – Connecting Maine’s Lighthouse Heritage with Visiting Public

The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland may be home to the nation’s largest collection of classical Fresnel lenses, as well as a host of other fascinating lighthouse mementoes, but it’s the Museum’s ‘keepers’ that help bring this amazing collection to life for the visiting public.

Maine Historical Society invites you to…
Tuesday, July 22, 12pm
Exploring with Thoreau
Bridget Besaw, Photographer, and Tom Slayton, Author

Photographer Bridget Besaw and author Tom Slayton will present a program of photographs and readings based on Thoreau’s extensive travels through northern Maine, along canoe trails established by the Penobscot people and up the rugged slopes of Katahdin, Maine’s highest mountain.

About the Speakers:

Bridget Besaw has just published Wildness Within, Wildness Without; Exploring Maine’s Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail, a collection of her photographs of the region accompanied by essays on Maine’s wild northern regions, the Native American people who have lived there, and Thoreau’s experiences.

Tom Slayton is the author of the recently published Searching for Thoreau which explores the places and ideas that were most important to America’s first great naturalist.

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Information

When: Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 12 – 1:00 pm

Where: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland

For more information call 207-774-1822 or email

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