Maine History Today

History news headline roundup from around the state of Maine and beyond….

Historical society opposes art center plans see opposition

SunJournal –Trustees are concerned about the contemporary style of the proposed University of Maine at Farmington art center to be situated between the Farmington …

UMF OFFICIALS VOW LIBRARY PROTECTION

Central Maine Morning Sentinel –The structural integrity of the historic Farmington Library would be protected when the lobby for the proposed University of Maine at …

History, photo of theater in would be nice

Central Maine Morning Sentinel –It is the only town-owned theater in Maine. The late JR Cianchette Sr. saved the theater from going out of business in the mid 1950s. …

York County news briefs

York Weekly –The Old Berwick Historical Society, Historic New England and South Berwick Public Library have teamed up to present local history …

Historic railcar leaves Franklin

Laconia Citizen –The owners will do it on-site and lease it to the town,” Judge said, adding that it is owned by Terry and Patty Gammon of Acton, Maine. …

Maine Folklife Center: an endangered friend

Bangor Daily News –Ironically, new technologies mean that, with proper funding, we could make these taped stories, songs and oral history interviews available to lovers of …

Paranormal investigation planned in Farmington cemeteries

SunJournal.com –Macie is a member of Central Maine Paranormal Investigators, which plans to investigate Farmington cemeteries in August. Bettylou Macie of Livermore Falls …

Mason House features Mining talk

SunJournal.com –… in the meeting room of the Dr. Moses Mason House, 14 Broad St. He will discuss “Why Preserving Maine’s Mining History is Important to Western Maine. …

Gen. Carter F. Ham Awards 133rd Engineering Battalion Battle Streamer

Systems –The 133rd lineage and streamers trace back through American history to the distinguished 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1861. …

Going park-ing for free Saturday

MaineToday.com –If you’re a Maine resident – lucky, lucky you! – you can get into any of our state parks and historical sites for free today. It’s the state’s way to pay ..

Lake association to show ski slide show

SunJournal.com –“Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine,” the Ski Museum of Maine’s new digital slide show will be presented at 7 pm Friday, …

Coast Guard barque Eagle hosts party

knox.VillageSoup.com –Special guests, including Rockland city officials, Maine Lighthouse Museum board members and Coast Guard City …

Check It Out Oxford Hills

SunJournal.com –FMI: Stan Howe at Bethel Historical Society 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910…

Current & Coming

VillageSoup Belfast –“Portrait of an Era, Charles Dana Gibson,” 12:30 to 4:30 pm Saturdays through Wednesdays, Islesboro Historical Society, 388 Main Road. FMI: 734-6627. …

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