The state of Maine opened a new website this week to begin the trek towards the Civil War’s sesquicentennial anniversary which begins on April 12th of 2011. The site can be found here at Maine Civil War Sesquicentennial. The page has a few words of some past events and an explanation of sorts of what is to come. It also provides a link to the Maine Civil War Memorial page directory. You can click onto any of the town memorials listed there and it will take you to a page showing picture(s) and giving a description and location of each of the 148 monuments on the state’s list.
From the Sun-Journal:
FARMINGTON — The “work of our hands,” a variety of handmade, homemade and home-grown items including small farm animals, will highlight a Homestead Farm Day on April 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church.Organizer Pat Starbird said she responded to farmers’ requests, “When can …
And on a note from the PPH, Maine is going to be charging admission fees for many locations that currently offer free admission. While I don’t necessarily like the idea of having to pay to get into these sites, I do support the state of Maine’s efforts to try to keep these places open and maintained for our enjoyment. If you visit any Maine sites frequently, I would suggest obtaining a seasonal pass, available at the Maine State Parks website here.
By: Ann S. Kim The state will start charging visitors to parks like Mackworth Island and Kettle Cove to help fund maintenance.
And in other news from around the web……
Bangor Daily News – Sharon Kiley Mack – 11 hours ago JONESPORT, Maine — Volunteers with the Jonesport Historical Society are sifting through thousands of pages of genealogical documents, …