History news, tractors, graves, and Acadians!

This week on Touring Maine’s History;

We’ll have more Maine history news and events. We’ll have the usual ‘This Week in History’ segment, followed by news, views and events about Maine history happenings. This week’s historical figure will be Thomas B. Reed. The historical company spotlight will be upon the Kennebec Lumber & Framing Co. and the Fairfield Furniture Co. The TMH tour bus will be stopping to take a look at the Bath, or Governor Kings Turnpike located in Brunswick and Bath Maine. Lots of local history in that stretch of highway, folks! We’ll look at the story behind the road as well as some of the historical highlights that you won’t find in the normal tour guides. See you on the bus!

Preserving pieces of the past: Tractor enthusiasts gearing up to display machines at festival

Sun Journal-NEW SHARON – A row of 12 restored Oliver tractors line the driveway of Mike and Kim Fairbanks.
The row represents 10 years of collecting tractors, hours spent working together and numerous trips out West to attend auctions and make purchases.

Festival features largest showing of antique tractors in New England
Sun Journal-FARMINGTON – Maine Antique Tractor Club’s 14th annual Antique Tractor Festival is the largest showing of antique tractors in New England, said Robert Davids, the club’s publicity chairman.

Family enjoys preserving a piece of the past Maine Antique Tractor …

Morning Sentinel-There they’ll join others displayed by members of Maine Antique Tractor Club, who are dedicated to preserving the history of farm tractors and equipment. …

Fixing a grave problem

Kennebec Journal –Gardiner-Changing a headstone’s appearance might be a mistake, said Earle Shettleworth Jr., director of the MaineHistoric Preservation Commission. …

Stories From The Lake: A Water Highway

Vermont Public Radio – “One of the first actions was to send Thomas mcdonough, who commanded some gun boats in Portland, Maine, overland to Lake Champlain to take …

Acadian Festival rich in Franco-American heritage

Bangor Daily News -… historical presentations by Guy Dubay, Judy Paradis and Ross Paradis; an encampment and drill display by the 20th Maine Volunteers re-enactors and the …

Canoe Rescued by Calvert Marine Museum Enthusiasts

Bay Net – Maryland… 1930 by the Old Town Canoe Company in Maine was headed for the landfill before rescued by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild at the Calvert Marine Museum. …

“Maine Festival of American Music” Ragtime: American Originals 7 p.m. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2009 United Society of Shakers and Portland String Quartet collaboration; free for youth 21 and younger. Reservations recommended

Where: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26 New Gloucester Phone: 926-4597 Cost: $20 $25

“Maine Festival of American Music” music historian Steven Ledbetter, pianist Virginia Eskin, the Portland String Quartet 7 p.m. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009 United Society of Shakers and Portland String Quartet collaboration; free for youth 21 and younger. Reservations recommended

Where: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26 New Gloucester Phone: 926-4597 Cost: $20 $25

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