History Headlines for 24 June 2009

Lobster and lighthouses for less in Portland, Maine

USA Today -The Longfellow House –www.mainehistory.org is where famed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow grew up in downtown Portland in the early 19th century. 

Shopping at Maine’s historic mills

Examiner.com – The mill’s history of textile and shoe manufacturing is shared at Museum LA, a new attraction that preserves the industrial and cultural heritage of 

America’s past on YouTube

San Francisco Chronicle – That was, in its way, better than the story of migrants who made their way from Maine to Michigan in search of work, only to discover that people in their 

Saco Museum Celebrates Decade Of Collecting With Summer Exhibition

Antiques and Arts Weekly – Connecting Maine’s coast to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Saco River carves a pathway for trade and tourism, as well as art and ideas. 

State launches effort to boost woods tourism

Bangor Daily News -AUGUSTA, Maine — In many ways, the effort launched at the State House on Thursday to encourage tourism in the Maine woods is going back to the 

All things Acadian to converge on St. John Valley June 25-28

Bangor Daily News – Thousands are expected to converge on this northern Maine border town June 25-28 to celebrate and honor all things Acadian from historical re-enactments to 

Travels to Ogunquit, Lewiston, Portland

MaineToday.com – The Maine Historical Society on Congress Street, Portland. This refurbished trio of buildings consists of the Longfellow House, a research and archives 


JULIANA L’HEUREUX / LES FRANCO AMERICAINS: Close to Home: Regiment will re-create history at La Kermesse 

Strong celebrates Pierpole Days 
STRONG — The town will host its annual Pierpole Days Festival with a parade, barbeque, and DJ on Friday, June 26. The event is a celebration of Strong’s heritage and its Native American Indian settlers. According town history, Pierpole and his wife Hannah were two of the early residents of Strong, known as Middletown, inthe late 1700s.  Find out more…


The Maine Historical Society will hold a grand opening celebration on from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 489 Congress St. Campus tours will be offered, and the dedication of the library as the Alida Carroll and John Marshall Brown Library will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. All events are free. For more information, call 774-1822 or visit www.mainehistory.org.


“First Lady of the Arctic,” an illustrated talk about Josephine Peary, the Arctic explorer, author and wife of Adm. Robert Peary, will be presented by Patricia Pierce Erikson at 7:30 p.m. July 1 at the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave. The cost is $5 per person, free for children under 10. For more information, call 766-3330.


Strawberry Festival features shortcake and bit of history The annual Strawberry Festival at the historic Nathaniel Hawthorne House on Cape Road will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Strawberry shortcake will be featured, and John Manoush will give a short talk about life in the early 1800s, when Nathaniel Hawthorne was a child living in Raymond. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 8 and under.

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