Maine History News…

Announcement!!!
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.
Wanted: Mainers who can remember Prohibition

As a documentary filmmaker, Lynn Novick finds it a little odd that films and books about America’s period of Prohibition often make it appear as though everything happened in Chicago and New York. But wouldn’t banning alcohol – which had been a part of daily American life, of family celebrations and rituals – affect people in towns of every size? And in every region? Those are questions Novick, working with legendary documentarian Ken Burns, hopes to answer in an upcoming PBS film called “Prohibition.” And to help answer those questions, Novick and Burns’ production company is turning to Maine…..

Boston Post Cane Awarded To Brooksville Woman, 99

At 99 years old, Marguerite Chase Tapley Gregor Kaminski is the town’s oldest resident, and she has the cane to prove it. Brooksville Selectmen John Bakeman (left) and John Gray present Marguerite Chase Tapley Gregor Kaminski with a Boston Post cane Dec. 22, in honor of her being the town’s oldest resident. The 99-year-old lives in the house her mother was born in. Brooksville selectmen John Bakeman and John Gray presented her with a Boston Post cane last month in honor of her status…..

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