Posts Tagged With: Hope Historical Society

Historic Group Buys Sullivan House

Here are a few more headlines from around Maine to pique your interest. Seasonal projects are starting to fire up again around the state of Maine, hope you all have good fortune, and if you would like to share feel free to drop a line to me. Use the message box below or email if you have a longer piece. The photo to the right is of a couple of lobster boats moored at Harpswell landing.

Keeper of Yarmouth’s past finds fresh future

Linda Grant, left, chairwoman of the Yarmouth Historical Society, Program Director Amy Thompson and Executive Director Michael Chaney are among those looking forward to the construction of a new Yarmouth History Center to enhance the…

Historic group buys Sullivan house

A local property with a house that dates to the early 1800s is being acquired by the local historical society. The Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society indicated in a prepared statement sent out Sunday that…

Hope gravestone photos available on society website

Other topics well worth a look include History and Homes. The site also has a copy of the column I wrote about Hope Historical Society in 2009. If you know of Maine and New England cemetery listings online, let me know the Web address by sending it to…

Group in Lincolnville wants to move 130-year-old schoolhouse …

The Lincolnville Historical Society is working to move the 1880s school across the … By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — There are several…

New website offers searchable info on one of oldest cemeteries in northern Maine

… in February at the Campus Center, celebrating the project that was conducted by staff at UMPI’s GIS laboratory and a team of UMPI researchers working in partnership with the Fairmount Cemetery Association and the Presque Isle Historical Society.

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Strathglass Park Sees the Light Again

More headlines from around Maine…

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It’s time for fiddleheads For most of his 71 years, Frank Buckley Sr. of Industry has gathered fiddlehead ferns in the spring to eat and to freeze for future meals. The abundance of the quickly maturing plants found around the Sandy River this time of year had him sitting in his car off the…

Strathglass Park restoration efforts light up Rumford For the first time in more than half a century, the historic Strathglass Park’s imposing granite gateway was lit up Monday night. That project is the culmination of a two-year effort by local nonprofit Strathglass Pa…

Documenting the Death of an Assassin In 1865, a single photograph was taken during the autopsy of John Wilkes Booth. Where is it now? Read More »

VIDEO: In the Footsteps of Lincoln’s Assassin »

Gen. Lee’s sword returning to Appomattox, Va.
It’s an enduring myth of the Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrendered his sword to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, and his Union counterpart refused the traditional gesture of surrender. “Lee never offered it, and Grant never asked for it,” said Patrick Schroeder, historian at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. In an historical twist, though, Lee’s French-made ceremonial sword is returning to Appomattox 146 years later, leaving the Richmond museum where it has been displayed for nearly a century…

200-year-old library book returned to Camden The stamp inside a book published in 1790 shows that it was the property of the “Federal Society Library in Cambden,in the County of Lincoln,” the first library established in Camden. The worn

History of Aldermere Farm On Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm at the new Hope Corner Firehouse, Hope Historical Society’s monthly meeting will feature a talk on the history of Aldermere Farm. The Chatfield’s Aldermere farm on Russell Avenue in Rockport is known to most as the

Forgotten Maine murals focus of new book The book explores the history of Maine murals as seen through the work of Rufus a firm that specializes in the documentation of historical collections.

History trail shows Freeport has more than shops in store The Freeport Historical Society will unveil the Freeport Heritage Trail at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Old First Parish Meetinghouse and Burial Ground at Lower Main Street and Meetinghouse Road. Consisting of 17 interpretive signs and related podcasts, the trail will direct people to significant spots in Freeport history. The goal is to reinforce the town’s identity among residents and visitors alike, said Christina White, historical society director…

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