History News from Maine July 19th, 2010

Restored Excursion Train to Begin Regular Runs
The restored train, complete with classic red vintage caboose, will carry passengers on a nine-mile round-trip tour in the Ellsworth area two days a week beginning at the end of the July.

Connecting to Collections: Raising the Bar Workshops for Libraries, Archives and Museums
Libraries and museums nationwide have, as a result of the Connecting to Collections initiative, gained information and inspiration for the care of their collections. Webinars are to be made available nationally in the fall of 2010! Learn more

CAP’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues
An article about the 20th anniversary of the Conservation Assessment Program has been published in the Spring 2010 issue of the American Association of State and Local History’s (AASLH) History News magazine. Also, help us welcome the new CAP Advisory Committee members! Learn more.
 
Brewer selling bricks to support public safety museum

The walls of the city’s public safety museum are up and an old 1947 LaFrance antique fire truck sits inside it, but it is far from complete, Fire Chief Gary Parent said recently, and needs not only a last push of funding, but also materials for display. more

Owls Head museum hosts antique truck, trailer show

OWLS HEAD, Maine — Hundreds of antique trucks and tractors are on display at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine. The museum is holding its annual Antique Truck & Tractor and Aeroplane … more

Plan to raze historic house reaches crossroads

BRUNSWICK — A request by Bowdoin College to demolish a vacant — and historic — house on Cleaveland Street to make way for a parking lot and so facilitate a long-negotiated solution to traffic troubles on upper Maine Street faces a last-minute snag that could derail the entire plan…

Popham library marks 100 years

PHIPPSBURG — Around the turn of the 20th century, the Popham Village area of Phippsburg was a bustling resort community with three hotels and regular steamship arrivals.

 

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