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Open house set for Canton school museum

CANTON – Carolyn Matott has announced that an open house, yard sale and benefit supper will be held starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the old Canton School on Route 140, which is now a museum and art gallery.Bell and pen souvenirs containing wood from the school, Canton history books, a raffle, a 50-50 drawing and more will be offered.


Town to mark 200 years with weekend of events
The 54th Alfred Festival will celebrate the town`s 200th anniversary Friday through Sunday with festivities on the Village Green at routes 202 and 4.
The Gile family is one of the earliest families with descendants still living in Alfred. Several members of this family will represent early settlers as grand marshals for the parade.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday with a Chili, Chowder and Pie Challenge and music by Lex & Joe.

Bicentennial Celebration at St. Patrick’s
St. Patrick’s Church in Damariscotta Mills celebrated its Bicentennial anniversary with a weekend of historical and religious events. According to historian Michael Connolly of St. Joseph’s College in Standish, ME, there is only one other church in the United States that has reached their bicentennial anniversary.

Historic finds at Strawbery Banke
PORTSMOUTH — What lies beneath the ground outside the historic Chase House at Strawbery Banke Museum is unknown, but a group of amateur archaeologists is spending part of the summer digging up small bits of the past.
For two weeks, the group of 20 taking part in the Archaeology Field School will learn about archaeology from Banke archaeologist Sheila Charles, staff members and her volunteers and get the hands dirty at the same time.

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