Spring has sprung and your local historical societies are starting to waken form their winter slumber! Do you know what’s happening in your community, history-wise? No, or wish you did? Then get involved with your local historical society today! We’d like to see a more in depth look at what’s going on around the state here at RMM, so please send in your announcements, press releases and event calendars to editor@remembermemedia.com for inclusion in this website. Also, check out our Contacts page and see if your society link is posted. If it isn’t
there, send that along too and we’ll update our directory.

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Cannons, Cheers and a Customized  Cake Help Dedicate New Visitor Center at Fort McHenry National Monument Ribbon cutting ceremonies for new buildings are commonplace, but the dedication of a new visitor center for Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore on March 3, 2011, included plenty of unique touches. Among them was
a customized bakery creation that proved you can have your cake and shoot it too. Given the history of the fort, it’s appropriate that the event included deep drum rolls and cannon fire that could be heard a mile away, and when organizers decided to include music by a local choir, the choice of a song seemed pretty obvious. This performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by the City College Choir occurred on the 80th anniversary of the formal adoption of the composition as country’s official national anthem….

History inspires Buckfield students Eighth-grader Alexis Constantino said people don’t realize how important animal testing is in the discovery of cures for a variety of human diseases. “Animal testing has helped a lot of people,” she said….

House delays whoopie pie debate The bill has mixed support from the State and Local Government Committee.

Maine celebrates Franco-American Day Maine’s Franco-American community is being recognized as the state celebrates Franco-American Day. Festivities at the state capitol Wednesday include a Franco-American breakfast menu at the cafeteria, historical and cultural exhibits, and performances of French music. U.S., Canadian and French national anthems will be sung in the House …

The Camden-Rockport Historical Society celebrates Maine’s Maple Sunday, including demonstrations of maple syrup making in the 1820s sugar house, free ice cream sundaes with maple syrup, free chuckwagon beans and taffy pull noon-3 p.m. March 27, at Cramer Museum-Conway Homestead complex at the Camden-Rockport town line. Free. 594-8047 or e-mail crmuseum@midcoast.com. …

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