Maine History News…Events…

More civil war artifacts stolen, this time in Augusta Georgia…

A modern home for an ancient craft in Connecticut…

And today in history…

Senate acts to study landmark

The Federal Street house where Harriet Beecher Stowe penned “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is one chapter closer to becoming part of the national parks system after the U.S. Senate authorized studying the feasibility of including Stowe’s house in the parks system.The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday by a vote of 73-21, according to Collins’ spokesman Kevin Kelley. Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins voted for the act.

Portland exhibit frames rock ‘n’ roll history

Rock ‘n’ roll will never die; photographs and the memories of those who snapped them assure its immortality. “Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography” at the Portland Museum of Art presents nearly 300 rarely seen portraits of rock legends, from Chuck Berry to Kurt Cobain, Aretha Franklin to Madonna, the Ramones to the Rolling Stones. “Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography” Jan. 22-March 22. Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10-9. Adults $10, seniors, students with ID $8, children ages 6-17 $4.

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