Maine History News…Events…

Grants reduce maritime museum’s repair bill
BATH — The Maine Maritime Museum is using an infusion of $300,000 in grant money to combat the deterioration of its brick facade just 20 years after the structure was built……BTR

Ski Museum of Maine Receives Grant from Maine Community Foundation
Farmington, ME – The Ski Museum of Maine has received a $1,000 grant from the H. King & Jean Cummings Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support their ongoing digital slide presentation “Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine”. This popular slideshow, shown and composed by Museum Board member Scott Andrews, continues to be shown throughout the state at various historical societies

Postcard photographs of Rockland
ROCKLAND (March 18): The Rockland Historical Society and Rockland Public Library will cosponsor a slide show of Early Postcard Photographs of Rockland from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the library’s Friends Community Room, 80 Union St.

Mission is topic for historical society
TREMONT — The Tremont Historical Society will host its first meeting of 2009 on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library in Bernard.

Library starts new chapter
PORTLAND — The century-old terrazzo floor has been shined, the walls plastered and the elegant wooden tables and desks buffed.
The only thing missing may be Henry Wadsworth Longfellow himself, although a bust of the poet’s likeness will rest handsomely above the fireplace mantle………..

Show notes for 23 March 2009;

Tonight the show will be from 8-9 PM. It will be in the archives shortly after 9 for downloading later is you are not able to catch the live recording.

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