Maine History news; Perham’s, a Maine icon to close…

Perham’s closing gem store

SunJournal.com – … of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution. The pieces in the museum display will be given to a private party who will keep them in Maine. …

Landmark Gem And Mineral Store To Close In Maine

WEST PARIS, A landmark store in western Maine that sells minerals and gems is shutting its doors after 90 years in business…..Owner Jane Perham, the daughter of the founder, told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that the downturn in the economy, difficulties in the gem market and a decline in tourism in inland Maine all contributed to her decision to close. A closing sale will be held July 3-5.

Economic Woes Threaten Future of UMaine Folklife Center

MPBN News-The small staff at the Maine Folklife Center at the University of Maine is scrambling to preserve public access to its archived collection of oral history …

Family roots woman’s impetus to re-invigorate local historical society

KeepMEcurrent.com -Petersen, 49, of Sanford, may not live in the lake region towns of southern Maine, but her family ties run deep in Shapleigh. What she does comes from her …

4th of July in Maine

Examiner.com -This Fourth of July take a step back in time and visit places in Maine where the American Revolution took place. You’ll not only get a taste of history, …

Hundreds in Salem for world history conference

The Salem News -Documentary film about tension between Somali immigrants and residents of Lewiston, Maine. Film and panel discussion. 7 to 10 pm, Veterans Hall, …

Strong prepares to celebrate heritage

SunJournal.com – Many members are from Maine, but some in the Alabama 15th Company G have traveled from as far as Louisiana. Last year, the Maine Rebels joined nearly 20000 …

Bethel Historical Society is on Facebook

Bethel Citizen -Also expected to debut soon is a BHS program on Maine architecture, presented by Earle Shettleworth of the Maine Historical Society. …

Acadian Festival gets under way in northern Maine

WGME – MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — The 32nd annual Acadian Festival is getting under way in northern Maine’s St. John Valley, with members of the Marquis family …

WHITEFIELD TURNING 200

Kennebec Journal -The town was incorporated as the 177th town in the Province of Maine on June 19, 1809. Festivities continue with a Fourth of July parade at Kings Mills …

Events;

Lighthouses will be open to public in new event

Fifty-two Maine lighthouses will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 12, as part of the first Open Lighthouse Day. The event is designed to attract visitors to the state’s lighthouses and raise public awareness of Maine’s maritime heritage. Gov. John Baldacci, representatives of the Coast Guard and state tourism officials will announce details of the day at a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. Also on Tuesday, state and federal officials will sign documents transferring ownership of historic Whaleback Light off Kittery to its new owners, the American Lighthouse Foundation.

JULY 18

HISTORY CAMP: “Portraits, Patchwork & Porticoes” will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brick Store Museum. For ages 8 to 12. Cost of $30/child ($25 for Museum members) includes a snack and all program supplies. Preregister by July 11, 985-4802.

Civil War Notes;

Colonel Patrick Henry O’Rorke

WKTV – … Sons of Old Monroe: A Regimental History of Patrick O’Rorke’s 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Jeremiah E. Goulka, The Grand Old Man of Maine––Selected …

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