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Gold Prices and Opera Houses

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More news and events from the world of Maine history…
Gold Prices Endanger Antique Watches The value of gold and silver has been rising as the Great Recession has dragged on, and Worthologist David Mycko says this is bringing on the demise of literally thousands of gold and silver antiques and collectibles of all nature. But watches, he says, have been hit particularly hard. As a watchmaker and collector, this pains David more than others. He gives one example of a perfectly fine antique watch whose days could be numbered before it is melted down and sold for its gold value. Read “Gold Prices Endanger Antique Watches”
Boothbay Opera House: Fixing up the old gal
The old Opera House has never looked better. Especially when you realize she has passed her 117th birthday.
She closed this winter to allow local workers and volunteers to do a bit of fixing up, including installing a new heating system, patching a few leaks and holes, adding a new (old) floor, new seats, sound system, seating, balcony railing, painting and so on, and so on, to the tune of more than $400,000.
Castine eyes repairs to Emerson Hall
Town officials have hired an architect to conduct an assessment of Emerson Hall in an effort to determine what repairs might be necessary for the 110-year-old building to continue serving as town hall. There are obvious signs both inside and outside the building, according to Town Manager …
State pledges $1 million for 2014 World Acadian Congress
Organizers of the World Acadian Congress, who believe the event will bring a huge economic boost to Aroostook County and parts of Canada in 2014, are steaming forward with their plans after learning that the state will commit $1 million to the festivities over the next …
Augers named to Franco hall of fame
Gilles Auger has been creating a database of Franco-Americans who came to Sanford from Quebec to work in the mills. As he records those who came and their relations in Quebec and elsewhere, the database has grown to 80,000 names. As well, he reads a half-dozen French language newspapers daily on the Internet, especially the ones from Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke, and while he’s keeping up with the news, he checks for familiar names.
Opera House gets grants, a third of the way to goal
FUNDS NEEDED — The Opera House in Norway. The Opera House Corporation needs to raise an additional $127,500 in order to pay for the stabilization work.
Woodland Margins; Georgetown Historical Society Spring Exhibit
The opening reception and artists talk will be on Firday, 1 April from 4 to 6 PM and the open house will be Saturday, 2 April, from 10 AM to Noon. The exhibit will run until 15 June. The GHS is open at no charge on Wednesdays from 10AM to 5PM. FMI: http://www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.org/ or call them at 207-371-9200.
From the Maine Historical Society;
Sardine packers, Lubec, ca. 1976
Community Website:
Lubec’s history reflects its close ties to the sea and its proximity to New Brunswick. Many stories from that history–including the rise and fall of the sardine industry and tales of smugglers, the American Revolution, and life around Passamaquoddy Bay–are captured in this rich website built and maintained by community members from the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Memorial Library, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Consolidated School. 2011 marks the town’s bicentennial. Read more and explore the website.
Friday, April 1, 5-8 PM
Music, refreshments, and two exhibits: Zoom-In: New Approaches to Maine History (through May 29) and Arts, Artists and Personalities in 1930s Maine (through May 3). More info.
Sunday, April 3, 10 AM-4 PM
Discovering Maine’s Jewish History
The 2nd Maine Jewish History Conference
Location: Roberts Union, Colby College
Explore the richness of Jewish life in Maine at a day-long conference featuring talks, panels, and workshops presented by community, professional, and student historians. Learn about early Jews in Lewiston, Jewish back-to-the-landers, anti-semitism in Portland, openness in Eastport, communal life in Old Town, social life in Old Orchard Beach, and much more. Leading scholars will place the experiences of Maine’s Jews within the broader context of American Jewish history. Registration required (includes lunch and materials). Download the registration form. Presented by Colby College with Maine Historical Society and Documenting Old Maine Jewry. For more information, please visit: http://web.colby.edu/jewsinmaine/
Thursday, April 7, 7 PM
In partnership with Maine Humanities Council
Facilitator:
Emerson Baker, Professor of History, Salem State College
Join us for an exploration of Arundel, Kenneth Roberts’ fictional account of Benedict Arnold’s march through Maine to Québec during the American Revolution. This event is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit the Maine Humanities Council’s website or call MHC at 207-773-5051.
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Benedict Arnold & Maine History Headlines

Here are a few headlines from around the state of Maine for you history buffs! Click on the headline links to go to the source for full stories.

The Curious London Legacy of Benedict Arnold

More than 200 years after his death, the most notorious traitor of the Revolutionary War has an unlikely supporter Read More »

The Last Roundup for Movie, Early TV Cowboys
While the story of the sale of items from the Roy Rogers Museum made headlines around the world, Worthologist Harry Rinker is thinking about what that auction really means. At the moment, the new owners of Rogers’ memorabilia are relishing in their acquisitions, and most will proudly display their trophies, regaling those privileged to view them with their personal remembrances of Roy and Dale and how they acquired their piece of the Western couple’s history. But fame is fleeting, and so is memory. Harry ponders about the future fate of these once-cherished items and other similar pieces once belonging to TV and movie Western heroes. Read “The Last Roundup for Movie, Early TV Cowboys”

Dixfield Outdoor Market promises 50 vendors, lots of variety

DIXFIELD — The Main Street Outdoor Market Committee and the Dixfield Historical Society have teamed up to offer a variety of events and activities Aug. 14 and 15. The Outdoor Market is in its 15th year or so, Norine Clarke said. It will cover most of the sidewalks on Main Street from…

Welcome sign to kick off Acadian congress

An official sign unveiling here next week is designed to help kick off the largest event ever held in the St. John Valley, one that will have massive economic and cultural … more

220th birthday of Coast Guard celebrated at Lobster Fest opening

ROCKLAND, Maine — U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland was honored during a ceremony and celebration of the 220th birthday of the Coast Guard on the opening day of the Maine Lobster Festival. City … more

Tour of quarries exposes the past

HALLOWELL — Some 170 people swarmed throughout the old Hallowell quarries Sunday, mining memories of summer days and an industry gone by…

In Windsor, little ships a labor of love

WINDSOR — Roger Anttila’s love of the sea has turned into a leisure-time occupation. Anttila brings to life the romantic tales of 17th- and 18th-century sailors with model clipper ships he crafts out of timber salvaged from shipwrecks found off the coast of Maine…

Saco to consider historic value of 1938 fire station

SACO — The Central Fire Station on Thornton Avenue could be eligible for the National Historic Registry, and the Planning Board has recommended the city look into the possibility….

Lighthouse lovers line up Summerfest

BATH — The volunteer group organized to care for and preserve Seguin Island lighthouse is launching its first annual Summerfest celebration, an event to raise money for and awareness of the historic structure…

Olde Bristol Days Livens Up August With Concerts And Parade
Olde Bristol Days kicks off Thurs., Aug. 12 as the Bristol Parks and Recreation Commission takes over planning for the event from Jenny Pendleton and Joyce Thompson.
 

Topsham celebrates 156th annual fair Aug. 8-14

TOPSHAM — The Topsham Fair is rolling out its 156th year of “farm fresh family fun” beginning Sunday, Aug. 8 and running through Saturday, Aug. 15…

Historical Society hosts annual flea market, bake sale

SCARBOROUGH — The Historical Society will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on Route 1 near Fire Station 6.

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