Maine History News For April 17th

Volunteers work to preserve and inventory textiles at Norlands Living History Center

Sun Journal

LIVERMORE – Three women studied a red article of clothing Thursday, trying to figure out what it was. There were shoulder straps and a row of hooks on opposite sides of the cloth but no eyes to attach them to. The material was bunched in the middle like a bustle of some sort…….


Voters to rule on historic town hall

Sun Journal

OTISFIELD – Townspeople will decide this summer whether to deed the former town hall to the local historical society. Selectmen unanimously voted Wednesday night to include an article on the warrant for the annual town meeting June 27, asking if voters will approve transferring the 1905 town hall on Bell Hill to the Otisfield Historical Society…..


North Berwick Historical Society 50th anniversary

Foster’s Daily Democrat 

Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, called Hurd Manor “the most outstanding example of its style in southern 


Lighthouse Preservation Bill Introduced in Congress – Apr 8, 2009

In 2004, Maine Preservation declared it as one of Maine’s Ten Most Endangered HistoricProperties. Harrison, who has written numerous lighthouse books, 


Goodall Mansion facing foreclosure

Foster’s Daily Democrat

The Pitsticks donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1995, with the condition that they may continue to live in it through 



Salem Gazette 

John Goff is the president of Salem Preservation, Inc., a nonprofit organization. He is also the principal ofHistoric Preservation & Design, a consulting 


History Channel show schedule

For the weekly and daily listing for the next week…..




PORTSMOUTH — Strawbery Banke Museum’s annual spring cleanup day will be held on Saturday, April 18, with a rain date of Sunday, April 19.

Many projects at the museum could use volunteer help in order to shed the effects of a long cold winter and prepare for an exciting new year. Bring your favorite gardening tools and gloves. All other tools will be provided. 
Volunteers should arrive at the Visitors Center at 14 Hancock Street for work assignments between 8:30 and 9 a.m. There will be morning coffee and pizza for lunch. You can also bring a dish as a potluck option for lunch at 12:30.

RSVP by April 13 at or 433-1110.

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