Maine History News…

Visitors flock to museum to view Wyeth works

Visitors have been flocking to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland following the death of painter Andrew Wyeth. A steady flow of visitors streamed through the museum over the weekend, viewing the 70 or so pieces of work from Andrew Wyeth, his father N.C. Wyeth, and his son Jamie Wyeth. The museum has a gallery and study center devoted to the Maine-related work of the three generations of Wyeths……

Group needs help preserving Pittsfield history

A small group of volunteers is singlehandedly trying to save Pittsfield’s history. The Pittsfield Historical Society, which has the responsibility of maintaining and caring for the more than 2,000 artifacts in the Depot House Museum and Caboose, is down to just five members.

Congress St. historic zone moves forward

The Planning Board is expected to vote later this month on a plan to turn the downtown stretch of Congress Street and the surrounding area into a historic district. The proposed Congress Street Historic District has been in the works for nearly three years.

As a reminder…

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