More Maine History Headlines

Here’s another bushel of history related headlines from some of my favorite papers. As usual, simply click onto the headlines to go to the source and read the full articles.

Norlands timber frame workshop attracts woodworkers

LIVERMORE — A little rain could not dampen attention Monday as Brett Hellstedt and Matt Aranjo of Maine Post & Beam presented a workshop on timber frame joinery at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center. Nearly 50 people of all ages watched and listened intently as the men e…

Volunteer turnout good for Grange building bee

FARMINGTON — A good turnout of volunteers at the west Farmington Grange’s building bee Sunday provided a healthy boost of labor to move forward plans for a commercial kitchen and food storage facility that will be open to the community and area farmers. &nbs…

Photo: Heritage Park opens in Canton

Tom and Jolene Adley cut the ribbon, symbolically opening the new Canton Heritage Park. The Adleys led the volunteers who created the park on land vacated because of frequent flooding. Jordan Hutchins and Dylan Winship hold the ribbon. Looking on are some of the many residents who …

New England Trappers Weekend Aug. 26-29

BETHEL — Trapping enthusiasts from 26 states and two Canadian provinces are expected to attend the 34th annual New England Trappers Weekend on Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 26-29, event organizer Neil Olson said recently. According to the schedule, dealers will set up Thursday, Aug. …

Scenic Byway will preserve ‘Maine’ view

TOWNSHIP D — A bald eagle  soared high over the Height of Land overlook beside Route 17 Saturday morning just prior to a groundbreaking ceremony for a $2.9 million reconstruction. From far below in Bemis Stream Valley came the muted rumble of heavy equipment at a logging operati…

New Oquossoc sporting heritage museum enthralls hundreds

Piper Tim Sullivan, right, of Gloucester, Mass., who has a nearby camp on Bald Mountain Road in Oquossoc, plays bagpipe music during Saturday’s grand opening of the new $1 million Rangeley Outdoor Heritage Museum on Route 17 as a line of people from Maine and across the nation head inside.

WINDSOR FAIR: Promoters use new ways to sell old event

WINDSOR — Livestock and agriculture continue to play a major role in the marketing and promotion of the Windsor Fair.
WINDSOR FAIR: Model trains will ride the rails

19th-century music score found inside auctioned picture frame

BANGOR, Maine — David Slagger of Kenduskeag was visiting his bank last month when a framed sketch depicting an early 19th century streetscape in downtown Bangor caught his eye. In the background …

Events planned for 65th anniversary of end of WWII

BANGOR, Maine — For the past 11 years, Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor has done all it could to encourage World War II veterans to march in area parades, including the distribution of …

War monument at Hermon Corner to get new home

HERMON, Maine — The town’s Soldier’s Monument, which has stood sentry at Hermon Corner since 1901, soon will be relocated. The move is the result of several years’ worth of discussion as …

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