Posts Tagged With: Heritage Preservation

Rally for Norlands Civil War Re-enactment

Here are a few headlines and event notes from around the web for you Maine history buffs…

If you have an event or news to share please email me at editor@touringmaineshistory.com.

Antique English Tableware a Practical Collectible From Worthpoint
Are you looking for a line of antiques to begin a collection, but not quite sure where to start? Worthologist Wes Cowan suggests you take a look at British ceramics, which have the added benefit of enhancing your home. Wes introduces creamware, which can be easily found and are often priced for the novice collector. He also provides some tips on establishing a worthwhile and valuable collection. Read “Antique English Tableware a Practical Collectible”

Heritage Preservation Monitors Major Disasters

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, and with flooding and tornadoes affecting much of the Southeast and Midwest, it is important to remember that a disaster can happen at any time. On behalf of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, Heritage Preservation hosted an information gathering conference call in April with cultural and emergency contacts in the states affected by the recent rash of tornadoes and the Mississippi River crest. Heritage Preservation has also distributed a press release to local media outlets in the affected areas with simple object salvage tips for the public.

If a major disaster has occurred in your region, visit the Heritage Emergency National Task Force’s Information on Major DisastersWeb page for valuable contacts and response resources and to report damage to a cultural institution or collection. For a comprehensive list of preparedness resources to use before a disaster strikes, click here.

Headlines;

Alexander cemetery walk honors local civil war soldiers
Bangor Daily News John Dudley of the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society discusses the lives of Civil War veterans buried in the town cemetery during a Decoration Day walk Saturday at the cemetery. At his feet are cedar boughs, a traditional Decoration Day sentiment …

Appleton Historical Society to explore best nature sites
knox.VillageSoup.com Admission, as always, is free, and annual AHS dues are only $5. Light refreshments will be served after the evening’s presentation. July 11: Carolyn Brown will speak on Appleton history at Appleton Historical Society’s Union Meeting House. …

Vital vote: Limerick residents will decide if a bank can move the historic …
KeepMEcurrent.com And, Gooch said, one of the benefits of having an historic district is that it draws history buffs and the attention of agencies, like the Maine Development Foundation, which provide support for the preservation of historic buildings. …

Next Maine Event: Step into the early 1800s at Ancient Ones encampment Press Herald -The 200-year-old living history camp re-enactment is not simply to be observed … The Ancient Ones of Maine will assume historical personas at the park and …

LIVERMORE — The Third “Rally for Norlands” Civil War Re-enactment … Lewiston Sun Journal -The event is organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Maine’s oldest living …

Seacoast exhibition explores history of wrecked vessels The Union Leader – White said newspapers from Portsmouth, Dover and Portland, Maine offered harrowing tales of rescues at New Castle. … state-historic-site.aspx.

Events;

CUSHING — Cushing Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. June 9, Hathorn Point Road. “Scrimshaw Techniques, Old and New” with master scrimshander Connie Bellet. Free and open to all.

SEARSPORT — Searsport Historical Society, 7 p.m. June 14, Curtis Hall, Church Street. Mrs. Charlene Knox Farris will speak on Captain Edwin Earle Greenlaw, Rockport native who married into a Searsport family and became one of town’s most notable citizens. Social period, refreshments to follow.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Stockton Springs Historical Society, 1:30 p.m. June 5, society’s meeting rooms, Colcord House. program, “Stockton Men in the Civil War” with Jack Merrithew of Searsport.

THOMASTON — Thomaston Historical Society, 7 p.m. June 14, Knox Farmhouse and Museum, 80 Knox St. Guest speaker, antiques expert John D. Bottero. Bring one item for appraisal. Free and open to all.

WARREN — Warren Historical Society member Dick Ferren speaking about vintage wooden items in society’s collection, 7 p.m. June 7, Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main St. Refreshments. Bring wooden items for discussion, clarification or identification. 273-2726.

From the Maine Historical Society;

Online Exhibit: A Day for Remembering

America’s Memorial Day holiday has its roots in the post-Civil War era when survivors decorated the graves of those who had died in the war. Images of parades suggest the ways in which Maine communities have remembered veterans. Images of gravestones are reminders of the deceased’s contributions to life. The holiday is one that requires looking back to reflect on the ways in which past events and people have brought us to the present. View exhibit here.

Friday, June 3, 5-8pm

First Friday Art Walk at MHS: Celebrating the Longfellow Garden

Join Portland’s vibrant arts community during First Friday Art Walk. Mingle with friends, enjoy refreshments and music, and come see the current show in the Shettleworth Gallery, Images of the Longfellow Garden (May 6-June 30). This exhibit showcases historical images that document the evolution of the garden through the years. Then stroll through and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the Longfellow Garden. Details.

Saturday, June 4, 9am-12:30pm

MHS Annual Meeting: Looking (Back) at Television

Join us to conduct the official business of MHS. The annual meeting includes awards, the welcoming of new Trustees, and a talk by Fred Thompson, former head of the Maine Broadcasting System (1983-98), on the early days of television in Maine. Event registration required. Details.

Saturday, June 4, 1-3:30 pm

The Dave Astor Show Reunion

Featuring Dave Astor with Tony Boffa, Steve Romanoff, and Fred Thompson

Join us to remember and celebrate one of Maine’s best-loved homegrown television shows, The Dave Astor Show (For Teenagers Only). Spread the word, and bring your friends and memories! Details.

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Maine History News for 01 March 2011

Last living U.S. World War I veteran dies
Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110.
Buckles “died peacefully in his home of natural causes” early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge.
Buckles marked his 110th birthday on February 1, but his family had earlier told CNN he had slowed considerably since last fall, according his daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who lives at the family home near Charles Town, West Virginia.

Mark Your Calendars! Heritage Preservation’s 2011 Annual Meeting will be held on June 1st in Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information.

Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner is the recipient of the 2011 College Art Association/Heritage Preservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation. Click here to read more.

The Underground Railroad Quilt Code – Truth or Myth?
The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War has also brought renewed interest in the Underground Railroad, and a talk this Saturday at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will examine an intriguing question: “The Underground Railroad Quilt Code – Truth or Myth?”
Information about the event notes, “The Underground Railroad (UGRR) has captured the imagination of the country, and stories of its use have been published and repeated in countless books and songs over the years. One associated story that has received much attention over the past decade has been the tale of the UGRR ‘quilt code,’ a means by which escaping slaves could ‘read’ quilts hung outside houses to find their way north to freedom….

Rural anglophones a vanishing breed in Quebec
Back in 1989, a National Film Board documentary titled Dis paraitre warned that Quebec’s French culture could disappear within a couple of decades.
That doomsday scenario has not come true. But there is a group whose presence is fading in some parts of the province. Anglophones. Quietly, without fanfare, English-speakers are disappearing from regions where the roots of both language communities run deep. For rural anglophones, the prospect of Disparaitre poses a vexing question: Who will remember them after they are gone? That is a constant preoccupation for Donald Stewart, the last anglophone in Irlande, a community of 950 near Thetford Mines whose name betrays the origins of its first settlers. Stewart, 73, is a retired miner who looks after the cemetery at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Maple Grove, a former English-speaking hamlet in Irlande that now survives only in memory. History weighs heavily on his shoulders….

204 and Longfellow’s still got rhythm
The Longfellow Chorus and Maine Historical Society host events to honor the celebrated Portland-born poet….    

Tracking down Maine’s Ulster-Scot roots So a few years ago, John Mann of Bowdoin set out to redress this historical oversight by establishing the Maine Ulster–Scot Project, with backing from The

House restorer to discuss ‘Replacing the Irreplaceable’ Lincoln County Historical Association in its annual Winter Lecture Series. Fossel, an authority on Maine’s 18th century structures, will speak on


Stories from Maine Memory Network 

Online Exhibit:  

Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s  Despite the economic difficulties presented by the Depression, Maine thrived with artistic activity in the 1930s. Between 1933 and 1940, Emmie Bailey Whitney, editor of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine, and her husband G. Herbert Whitney, an accomplished amateur photographer, chronicled the work of a number of artists, writers, and others connected to the arts in Maine. Their newspaper articles and accompanying photos celebrate the 1930s version of Maine’s “creative economy.”
View the exhibit. 

Tuesday, March 15, 7 PM

Lecture: History of American Landscape and Garden Design 

Presenter: Lucinda A. Brockway, Past Designs, Kennebunk

Saturday, March 19, 10 AM-12 PM

Genealogy Workshop: Introduction to Online Genealogy Resources at MHS  

Presenter: Jamie Kingman Rice, MHS Public Services Librarian   

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