Maine History News for 29 May, 2009

This piece is one of those “Holy crap, I wish it would happen to me!” stories. Just couldn’t pass it up, enjoy….

Great Finds: Walking into a Hidden Time Capsule
by Christopher Kent (05/27/09).

For many years I hosted the popular radio show, “Antique Talk,” that was syndicated throughout the U.S. and sponsored by the UAW out of Detroit. The three-hour live show originated as “Trash or Treasure” and was then hosted by its creator, genius and author of the informative book “Trash or Treasure,” Dr Tony Hyman.

I was brought in as guest host when Tony decided on some other career ventures and I eventually took over as host with a run for almost eight years. I used Tony’s book, which was a guide to buyers coast to coast, with more than 2,200 categories and 1,000 expert buyers, to help callers first identify what it was they had, appraise the piece based on current buying market trends, and then shoot them to the right buyer, forearmed and forewarned. I instructed people how to look at their items, taught them, through specific instruction how to identify specific marks, styles, points of construction, and, basically give them the tools that would make them experts at least in this one particular area….more

Today in History – May 29

The Associated Press – In 1995, Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both the House and Senate, died in Skowhegan,Maine, at age 97. In 1998, Republican elder 

HISTORY CAMP, FREE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, OFFERED BY MAINE – May 27, 2009 The second, at Museum LA in Lewiston, from July 27 – 31st, 2009, will explore Maine’s long history as a home for immigrants from other countries. 

HISTORY CHANNEL’S ‘MODERN MARVELS’ TO FEATURE The CAT FERRY  popular show on the History Channel, will feature The CAT in an upcoming episode. The CAT is a high-speed ferry operating between Maine and Nova Scotia. 

Paddling Film Festival to benefit The Maine Island Trail – The 740-mile water trail traces historic Native American travel routes through the rivers of this region, and is a living reminder of our history

Local Refuge Offers Native American History

WABI – May 27, 2009 This weekend, Maine Tribal Specialist David Sligger is offering some background on Native American history. “Explain to people some of the plants and 

Open House Day June 6: Discover Historic New England!

Discover New England history with a visit to one of twenty-five Historic New England properties open free to the public on Saturday, June 6.

From the 1664 Jackson House, the oldest surviving house in New Hampshire and Maine, to the 1938 Gropius House, home to Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius and his family, Historic New England shares four hundred years of stories with visitors. From Wiscasset, Maine, to Saunderstown, Rhode Island, learn about the people who lived in high-style mansions, and on rural estates and working farms.

The following historic sites offer free tours on June 6:

Hamilton House, South Berwick – c. 1785
Sarah Orne Jewett House, South Berwick – 1774
Marrett House, Standish – 1789
Castle Tucker, Wiscasset – 1807
Nickels-Sortwell House, Wiscasset – 1807
Sayward-Wheeler House, York Harbor – c. 1718

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