Maine History News, 11 June 2009

Here’s another roundup of Maine history related news and events. Right click onto the headlines to read more…

Hartford gears up for Heritage Day
HARTFORD – The town center will be a hub of excitement for Heritage Day, Saturday, June 13.

‘Lost’ and found again – Love for local history is in his blood. He traces his ancestors to the Indians of Old Town, Maine, on one side and to a Mayflower passenger on another. …

Garden cemeteries mix history and horticulture, attract visitors

The Canadian Press – Other noteworthy rural cemeteries are Laurel Hill at Philadelphia; Spring Grove at Cincinnati; Mount Hope at Bangor, Maine; Green-Wood in Brooklyn, NY; …

Biddeford Pool was attacked by the British during War of 1812 – Maine was recovering from extreme weather conditions, the likes of which no one living at the time could recall. During the first half of May, …

School For Troubled Youth Faces Money Woes – Good Will-Hinckley, founded in 1889, has a long history providing housing, schooling and counseling for troubled youths from Maine and other states. …

Portsmouth Harbor tours to begin on June 16

York Weekly – Neil Odams will provide a historical tour of the Piscataqua River basin, with points of interest on both theMaine and New Hampshire shores including …

American Lighthouse Foundation Receives Award from Maine Preservation – The awards ceremony, held on May 21, 2009 at the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland,Maine, recognized ten different projects or individuals who had …

Brick Store Museum salutes President George HW Bush – … museum’s Bradbury and Kippax collections, replete with memorabilia telling not so much the national story as the story of the unique Maine connection. …

CJ Pike: Admission is free at Willowbrook this Saturday

Foster’s Daily Democrat – On Sunday, June 14, the Southern Maine Tractor Club will compete in garden tractor pulls behind the Durgin House. Rankin created her presentation, …

The farm in Nobleboro famously known to have been home to literary legends Henry Beston and Elizabeth Coatsworth is receiving long awaited recognition as a National Literary Landmark. A celebration to mark this historical occasion will take place at Chimney Farm in Nobleboro on June 21, from 1-3 p.m.

Students hear stories of bygone school days

Woolwich Central School students are participating in the town’s 250th anniversary by learning not only what it was like to attend school in the ’40s and ’50s, but also how life was different in the years of one-room school houses – no school buses, no hot lunches, and in some cases, no plumbing.

24 charged in crackdown on Native American artifact looting

All but one are arrested in the theft of ancient artifacts in the Four Corners region. Interior Secretary Ken Salazarcalls the investigation the largest targeting of such looting on public lands.

House honors Sockalexis cousins

AUGUSTA, Maine — Representatives of the Maine’s American Indian tribes are ramping up their campaign to gain public recognition and respect for two cousins from the Penobscot Nation who they claim have been largely forgotten or ignored by sports historians.

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