Maine History News

Articles and news…

Maine man’s story reflects horror of war, honor of sacrifice

Bangor Daily News – According to the US Navy Historical Center, some units in the first wave of assaults on Omaha Beach suffered casualty rates of up to 90 percent. 

Living history

LEBANON — Fred Hall was in the second wave of soldiers to storm Omaha Beach at Normandy. Florien St. Arnault was in the fourth wave. It was D-Day, June 6, 1944…

Weird, Wicked Weird: Murders most foul

SunJournal.com – And not the rarity in Maine you might think. “It was unbelievable how many,” said Emeric Spooner, a Bucksport librarian and amateur investigator with a 

Conversion and restoration proposal for Gehring property goes 

Bethel Citizen – He said members of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission office have toured the house and will provide advice on preservation. 

20th Maine victorious once again

Kennebec Journal –  Living History Center, that battle was to be simulated in a sprawling field by 170 Civil War re-enactors portraying the 20th and 3rd Maine regiments and 

Musketry, history, humor
LIVERMORE – On July 2, 1863, Union Army Col. Joshua Chamberlain’s 20th Maine defeated the Confederate Army’s 15th Alabama on Little Round Top south of Gettysburg, Penn…. 

Theo Johnsen, Early Pioneer of Skiing, Exhibition at the Ski 

Ski Channel – In 2003 Johnsen was inducted into the inaugural class of the Main Ski Hall of Fame, part of the the Ski Museum of Maine. Currently the museum is presenting 

Acadia National Park to be free for 3 summer weekends

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Entrance fees will be waived at Acadia National Park three weekends this summer as part of the National Park Service’s effort to encourage more Americans to visit national …

Tour of city secrets sold out

BIDDEFORD — For those who have wondered what lies within the walls of some of the city’s oldest buildings, and the history behind them, the secrets will be revealed this Saturday.

Couple restoring Daniel Stone Inn

BRUNSWICK — After sitting dormant all winter following a foreclosure, the Captain Daniel Stone Inn on Water Street is the site of renewed life in recent weeks as new owners Kim and John Verreault undertake a summer-long renovation designed to restore the inn, restaurant and meeting facility to its historic grandeur….

The man who saved Littlefield School

WEST BATH — Frank Roberts is the first to admit that there were others who did more heavy lifting during the initial push to save West Bath’s historic Littlefield School.

Landmark Steeple On Its Way Home

“How much does this treasured landmark really mean to the town?” was the question posed in the March 30 Lincoln County News editorial. The year was 1978, and the landmark in question was Damariscotta’s First Baptist Church Clock Tower and Steeple.

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Events and happenings…

KITTERY, Maine — The June 9 meeting of the Kittery Historical and Naval Society will feature private investigator Tom Hawthorne of Durham, N.H., as its guest speaker. Hawthorne will outline his work and dispel some of the beliefs people might have about his profession. The Kittery Historical and Naval Society meets at the Lions Club Building, State Road, 7 p. m. The public is invited to attend. For further information contact 207-439-3080 or 207-439-1332.

ROCHESTER N.H.— On Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m. the Rochester Historical Society will celebrate “Memories of Rochester Shoe Manufacturing” at the museum on Hanson Street. Slides will be followed by an opportunity for people to informally share memories, information, pictures and mementos of Rochester’s shoe industry. Admission is free and refreshments will follow the meeting. For more information, please call the Rochester Historical Society at 330-3099.

Mace Carter talk at Boothbay Region Historical Society

Avis Carter Gebert of Woodstock, New York will read from her recently published book, “The Carters of Woolwich, Maine,” on Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at the Boothbay Region Historical Society. Her talk, at the society museum, 72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, is open to the public, no admission charge…

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