History Headlines Roundup for 06 August 09

Welcome to another edition of Touring Maine’s History news roundup. Much of this material comes from my perusals of various newspapers and searching of the internet, but we do have a growing number of clippings that get emailed to me. If you have a note, article or an event to share, please feel free to email me at dlsoucy@dlsoucypublisher.com. I’ll get the information out as quickly as I can. And don’t forget to listen to Touring Maine’s History on Maine Talk Radio every Wednesday evening at 6 PM EST.

Articles and headlines…

Monmouth Academy History Fair

SunJournal.com – Where else in the state of Maine can you literally walk through history, beginning with primitive man and continuing to …

Freshman • Monmouth Academy

SunJournal.com – It also teaches students about the history of Maine and the scientific aspects of it. Every year some of the school staff take the freshman class to Acadia …

Local history in play collection

knox.VillageSoup.com – “Gerrish and Emery” is an account of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of Theodore Gerrish of Belfast, a member of the 20th Maine Regiment; …

Town historian publishes new collection for future historians

Seacoastonline.com – The Klan had 150000 Maine members in 1920, but instead of persecuting Afro-Americans, they targeted the growing Franco-American population. …

Archaeology Dig at Fort Knox Reveals Clues to Past

WABI – Campbell, for one, wants to do her part to help others make that connection to Maine’s history. “So many of our history textbooks talk about Virginia and …

Digging For History In Pemaquid

WCSH-TV – A team from the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission has been searching a portion of the site since July 27th. …

‘Cavemen’ occupied spot near Tatnic Hills in Wells

Seacoastonline.com – Joseph Hardy, current resident of Tatnic and author of the deeply researched “Settlement and Abandonment on Tatnic Hill: An Eclectic History of Wells, Maine …

Trash or treasure? Rye antiques event Saturday will help you find out

Seacoastonline.com – Experienced estate auctioneers and appraisers Stephen Bennett of Portsmouth, Devin Moisan of Dover and Aime Sevigny of South Berwick, Maine, will be on hand …

Hunt to deliver annual Hall lecture

SunJournal.com – He has lectured and published on the middle period of American history. Hamlin served in the MaineLegislature, the US House of Representatives, …

Bethel Historical Society selects summer intern

SunJournal.com – … joined the society and attended a society course on Maine and the Civil War, which resulted in developing her interest in local and regional history. …

Man travels cross country by covered wagon to find ‘America’

San Antonio Express – He’s been through Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and many more places. Estrada has ventured out to approximately 200 places, …

At Your Library: Historical moment at Louis T. Graves Public Library

Seacoastonline.com – A red brick building was erected on Maine Street and was called the “Kennebunk Bank.” Joseph Moody was president and Henry Clark was cashier. …

Schoolhouse move latest step in ongoing Gilead revitalization

Bethel Citizen – The project is a combined effort of the Gilead Historical Society, the Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. …

Facelift for mill a boost for town

MaineToday.com – It was a village before that,” said Royal Cloyd, president of the North Berwick Historical Society. Morin said there was fear that parts of the three-story …

Events and happenings…

Oxford Historical Society hosting its first quilt show

Lewiston Sun Journal–The Oxford Historical Society will host its first quilt show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Center Meeting House on Route 26. Organizers expect more than 100 entries, society member Suzanne Hall said. “They will be draped over the pews, hung from the balcony and over racks.” The suggested donation will be $5, with proceeds benefiting the society. “There will be some vintage quilts, some machined quilts, some done by hand and also there will be many, many quilted bags,” Hall said.

Bill Graham: Christmas in August

Back by popular demand! Bill Graham of Beautiful Things in Salem, MA, will present an entertaining program of floral design and fashion. Specializing in creative designs and women’s accessories, Bill is also a humorist and loves sharing his anecdotes and techniques. Floral designs will be raffled and accessories and millinery will be for sale. Monday, August 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the York Golf and Tennis Club’s Old Clubhouse, 62 Organug Road in York. $55 includes presentation, hors d’oeuvres and Show House admission. A cash bar will be available from 6 to 7 p.m.

Submit: The Day the Puritans Overthrew York

On a cold November morning in 1652, two powerful men met in York Harbor, Maine. In Nicholas Davis’s Tavern, they struggled over the fate of a city, a colony and the soul of a new nation. In that one hour, all of our destinies changed. Join us for Submit, an original play by Michael Kimball and Jennifer Saunders; directed by Joe Dominguez and starting Roland Goodbody, Don Court, Gregg Trzaskowski and Jennifer Saunders. Tuesday, August 4th and Tuesday, August 11th starting at 7 p.m. at the Remick Barn Visitor Center, 3 Lindsay Road in York Village. $10 adults; $8 seniors and $5 chilren under 16.

Maine Carriage Days equestrian event

Topsham, Maine, 03 October, 2009

Greetings, fellow Mainers and New Englanders! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 32nd annual MAINE CARRIAGE DAYS, October 3rd (rain date the 4th).

This year’s event will be held at Topsham Fairgrounds in Topsham, Maine during the height of Maine’s colorful leaf peeping season.

Proximity to Interstate 295 and several other approach routes makes this a very convenient location for attending. This is a the only Maine equine carriage driving event recognized by the American Driving Society, featuring an extensive Pleasure Class lineup as well as Driven Dressage, Cones Course, Marathon Pace, and a Carriage Dog Class.

It is open to all breeds of equine, from large draft to tiny mini horses, even mules and donkeys, and SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME.

The list of awards includes the Col. Paul Downing Trophy and Helen Sanborn Trophy among others.

The Maine Carriage Days event celebrates the traditional art of carriage driving, emphasizes the skills and training necessary to achieve harmonious communication between human and horse, and this event is often attended by people driving antique vehicles or competing with rare breeds of horses.

The event will also include product vendors, educational demonstrations, manufacturers’ displays, and horse-drawn carriage rides provided by Jerome St. Louis of Star Hill Stables driving a gorgeous pair of black Clydesdales.

Overnight stabling and camping for competitors is available with prior reservation. FMI: organizer@mainecarriagedays.com (207) 865-2047


Pow wow honoring animals being held at wildlife park

PPH-Maine Wildlife Park’s Honor the Animals Pow Wow features American Indian drumming and dancing demonstrations, craft vendors, singers and traditional food booths from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Representatives of the Maine Abenaki, MicMac and Passamaquoddy tribes will be in attendance as vendors and presenters, and American Indians from other New England states are expected to be at the park as well. This pow wow is one of only two in the nation that features a live bald eagle. All proceeds from the event go to new exhibits for the wildlife. Regular park admission fees will be charged. For more information, go to www.mainewildlifepark.com or call 657-4977


Celebrate Maine Festival to be held at Raitt Farm

PPH-The Celebrate Maine Festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sunday at the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State Road. The event highlights the people, places and products connected with Maine. Admission is $5 for adults. For details, call 439-3904 or go towww.celebratemainefestival.com/Welcome.html.


Archaeologist to discuss dig at Phillips Homestead

PPH-Archaeologist Tim Dinsmore will discuss his research excavating the 17th-century Phillips Homestead site during at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, off Route 130. Dinsmore located the Phillips site in 1994. Admission is $5 for non-members. Call 677-2423 or go to www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org.


Historical society holding tour of Johnson Lumber Mill

PPH-The Waterborough Historical Society will hold two events this month. Postcard collector Doug Foglio will give a presentation of his collection of local images at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Town House in Waterboro Center. Refreshments will be served following the slide show. On Saturday, the public is invited to tour the rarely opened historic Johnson Lumber Mill on Route 5 in North Waterboro. Roger Wilcox will host this open house from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.

The Alfred Shaker Museum invites you to..


At Alfred Shaker Museum

118 Shaker Hill Rd., Alfred , ME.

Saturday, Aug. 15TH 9 AM -3PM

Cost is $50.00

instructor is Joanna Olsen of Kennebunk who shows her works at Laudholm Farm Craft Show in Wells

Advance registration is required, call 207- 490-5709 – Linda Aaskov for more information and to register for this fascinating workshop.


Painted floor cloths date back to the beginning of the 18th Century, originally hand painted or stenciled, the forerunner of linoleum.

Samples on display at the Alfred Shaker Museum.

Museum open Wed. & Sat; 1-4 pm

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