More news and headlines from Maine’s world of history! Winter is pretty dull up here in Maine, historically speaking, but there’s still lot’s going on around the state. Fortunately, we’re only a few short weeks away from the unofficial start of mud season and the restarting of many of our historical society’s seasonal cycles. I’m hoping to be able to get in a lot more time around the state this year and finally get Touring Maine’s History running at the speed I’d like it to be at. If you or your society has news or events to share, feel free to e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please check out our website at www.touringmaineshistory.com. Time is still somewhat restrictive, so I intend to do one weekly post every Sunday of these news headlines and event calendars, so try to get your info in to me by Saturday evening if you can.
I’m also planning on doing a series of historical society highlights later on this year which will be a good promotional tool if you’d like to be included.
AUBURN — Normand Angers doesn’t seem surprised that the Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society has to find a new home after 10 years. He’s matter-of-fact about it. “We just need a place to go, and as soon as possible,” Angers, president of the library, said…
Sarcophagus, anyone? Itchy for antiquity? Though it’s no longer there, for many months you and your forklift could have scooped one up at Brunswick’s Waterfront Flea Market, despite the cold outside. How about a pair of mint-condition grey suede chaps – with fringe (hi-ho…
The National Coalition for History is asking you to email letters to your U.S. Senators as soon as possible urging them to save the Teaching American History (TAH) Grants Program and Civic Education funding (through competitive grants).…Legislation is currently being drafted in the Senate that would fund federal programs for the rest of this fiscal year, FY 2011. It is absolutely vital that our members send emails as soon as possible to save TAH and Civics funding in FY’11. We will be sending a separate sample letter regarding FY’12 appropriations and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) later this spring….
|Portrait of the past Retired Maine doctor digs into the past…
Dr. Newell Augur is a retired gastroenterologist from Portland – the one in Maine. He’s also a bit of a history buff. It’s easy to understand why. …
According to Belfast Historical Society President Megan Pinette, … “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt,” and will explore Maine’s influence on Teddy Roosevelt …
News from the Penobscot Marine Museum…
New Stubbs Paintings for Collection;
The recent addition of two new paintings brings PMM’s permanent collection of works by artist William Pierce Stubbs to 15. The son of shipmaster Reuben Stubbs, William was born in Orrington, Maine, in 1842. He commanded a ship from 1863 to 1873, but began painting ship’s portraits in 1871. He moved to Boston in 1876 and set up a studio, mainly producing marine portraits. William Stubbs died in 1909….
“Main Streets” Photos Come to Penobscot County
“Main Street, Maine,” PMM’s popular traveling exhibit of vintage photographs, is on display at the Newport Cultural Center through
May 3….The show features dozens of 75- to 100-year-old images from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection. Many of them show Main Streets when the modern townscape was evolving, with transportation shifting from unpaved roads and horses to paved roads and automobiles. Captions for the exhibit were written by Maine State Historian, Earle Shettleworth….
|Save the Date!
When: April 2, 2011
What: ART PARTY