Maine History News…


Beginning in February, Touring Maine’s History will be conducting a weekly radio show on Blogtalk Radio. The days and time have not been set yet so please keep checking back so you do not miss out on our premier episode, where we will be introducing the Salt & Pines Project, an internet based multimedia presentation venue for our work.

State revokes Maine auctioneer’s license

State regulators have revoked the license of a well-known Maine auctioneer following an investigation into his auction business. The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation announced Wednesday that it had revoked James Cyr’s license and fined him $4,500. Cyr is the operator of Cyr Auction Co. in Gray…

Auger to discuss founding of Quebec at museum

Former town official and Nasson College professor Gilles Auger will talk about the founding of Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum.
The facility is located at 505 Main St. Admission is free. For more information, call 324-2797…

Map tells story of Champlain’s explorations

To commemorate the 400th anniversaries of French explorer Samuel Champlain’s founding of Québec and naming of Lake Champlain, the Canadian American Center at the University of Maine has released a new narrative map detailing the 13 years the 17th-century cartographer traveled throughout the St. Lawrence River Valley in search of the elusive Northwest Passage…

110-year-old clock repaired at Kennebunk’s First Parish UU Church

When the famed Paul Revere bell rings out across town from the steeple of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church sometime next month, it will do so with the help of a 110-year-old clock that hasn’t worked in 10 years. The clock, crafted by E. Howard & Co. of Boston, was installed in the church in 1888…

A postcard winter ride

A team of horses driven by Dick Hanscom of Dexter pulls passengers on a sled ride through a covered bridge over Blackman Stream on Jan. 11 at Leonard’s Mills Historic Settlement in Bradley. The living history site will offer sled rides 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22 and March 8. For information, visit

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