Maine History News…Events…

This week’s show:
The next show will be recorded at 7:00 PM on Monday, and in addition to Maine history news and events we’ll be talking about the great potato battle of WWII and how the lowly Maine potato saved the day! We’ll also begin the “People in Maine History” segment where we will talk about one of Maine’s many unsung heroes, people who have led normal lives, but contributed in ways beyond normal to the betterment of our life today. We’ll also begin to talk about video archiving your artifacts and mementos. Climb aboard the tour bus at 7:00 PM Monday night and tour Maine’s history with us!

Maine loses fight for rare piece of history
AUGUSTA — A 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence that once belonged to the town of Wiscasset is the property of a private collector, Virginia’s highest court ruled Friday.
The Virginia Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the state of Maine and upheld a lower court’s ruling that collector Richard L. Adams Jr. is the rightful owner of the 233-year-old document…..more at PPH

Steaming back in time
BRUNSWICK — The handful of Lombard steam log haulers known to still exist today are a part of history that illustrates the ingenuity of those who came before us. That history came alive Saturday as one of these surviving 19-ton machines steamed into action in Brunswick…..more at BTR

From the Irregular
DEAD RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY — Main St., Stratton. Sat. & Sun. 11 am-3 pm.
KINGFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY — Weds. 10 am-2 pm, Jun.-Sept. 2nd & 3rd Suns. 1-4 pm, Jul.& Aug. FMI: 265-2638, 678-2877; KHS house: 265-4032.
PHILLIPS HISTORICAL SOC. & SANDY RIVER RAILROAD — 1st & 3rd Sun.- Soc.: 1- 3 pm, Jul. & Aug.; Mus.: 11 am-4 pm, Jun.-Oct. Pleasant St., Phillips. 639-3352.
STANLEY MUSEUM — School St., Kingfield. 1-4 pm; Apr-Oct, Tue-Sun & Nov-Mar, Tue-Fri. 265-2729.
RANGELEY REGION LOGGING MUSEUM — Jul & Aug, Sat & Sun 11 am-2 pm & by appt. (864-5595), Rte. 16, Rangeley. 864-3939.

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