Maine History News…

Hardy explores ancient Maine
BELFAST (Dec 31): Kerry Hardy of Rockland will speak about the languages, landscapes and lifeways of ancient Maine 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.
Asked about his subject, to be detailed in an upcoming book, Hardy said he came to him unplanned. He was trying to trace out and understand the oldest roads in the Midcoast area and at some point realized that many of these roads originated in Indian trails that were much older than any white settlement.

‘The Maine Show’
“The Maine Show,” Maine’s first and only statewide adventure show highlighting destinations and events in Maine, will premiere statewide in January. The first episode of “The Maine Show,” hosted by two Maine guides, is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 4, on Time Warner Cable.

140 years of skiing in Maine goes digital
Maine’s skiing history goes back farther than any other New England state. A Mainer wrote America’s first book on skiing. A Maine company built the world’s tallest ski jump and the first chairlift in the East. Two Maine manufacturers were leading producers of skis in the mid-20th century. Two dozen Maine skiers have competed or coached at the Olympics. Maine has hosted five ski, snowboard and biathlon competitions at the World Championship and World Cup level.These are a few facets of a narrated digital slideshow recently produced by the Ski Museum of Maine. The show, titled “Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine,” will be presented Thursday, Jan. 8, noon- 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at the Museums of Old York’s Remick Barn, 3 Lindsay Road. For directions, visit their website at www.oldyork.org.

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