For re-enactors, a mostly realistic encampment

SCARBOROUGH (July 17, 2008): The cheery, tinny music of a banjo and a pile of amputated limbs greeted visitors to the encampment of Company B of the 20th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, civilian soldiers who risked all to fight for their country’s unity in the Civil War.

History camp beckons

History Camp at the Brick Store Museum, featuring “Vintage Vacation Creations,” will be held Saturday, July 19, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., for children ages 8 to 13. Space is limited with pre-registration required. The registration fee of $30 per camper ($25 for museum members) includes a nutritious snack and all supplies. Campers are to bring their own lunch. Registration forms are available at http://www.brickstoremuseum.org or by contacting the museum at 207-985-4802.

MONMOUTH: History on the block

AUGUSTA — Patty Farrin sat at a table in the basement of the American Legion Hall flipping through the signed pages, each one etched with history.
On the surface, it was just a stack of plastic-covered letters. But the names of the authors, a barrage of writers from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Edith Wharton, filled the room with energy.

Gravesite of War of 1812 Veteran threatened in Vermont…

For you snowbirds, a look at WTVJ’s 59 year history in Miami…

Todays Almanac…

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