Posts Tagged With: Maine Maritime Museum

Ellsworth Historical Society Remembers When

The Ellsworth Historical Society will meet on January 9th at 7:00 pm at the Dining Hall of the Meadowview Retirement Complex, 25 Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth. There will be a brief business meeting to discuss the societies goals for 2012 and after the meeting a time of swap and share stories of Ellsworth’s Past. Members and guests are encouraged to bring a memory or photos to share with the group- this is always fun and a great way to “Remember When” in our hometown.

If you have any questions or additional information you may contact Terri Weed Cormier at 667-8235 or Linda Grindle at 667-5716. Membership to the Ellsworth Historical Society is welcome to all and we are always in need of new members, please consider joining today and help support the preservation of Ellsworth’s History. Yearly membership is 20.00 and may be sent to: Ellsworth Historical Society PO Box 355 Ellsworth, Me 04605.

Civil Wars 150th stirs trove of memories

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A diary with a lifesaving bullet hole from Gettysburg. An intricate valentine crafted by a Confederate soldier for the wife he would never see again. A slave’s desperate escape to freedom. From New England to the South, state archivists are using the sesquicente…

Maine Maritime Museum to shore up oldest building with help of grant

BATH, Maine — The century-old Paint and Treenail Building at Maine Maritime Museum has been through a lot since it was built 104 years ago. It survived a fire in 1913, a move across the former Percy and Small Shipyard and being sold on a real estate market hungry for…

A Forgotten Maine Industry
Working Waterfront
Jørgen supplemented his research with other materials, including those found at the Maine Historical Society. Today the remnants of the brickmaking industry can still be seen along the river—indeed the bricks themselves can be found along the…

Monument dedicated to “All Maine Fishermen who lost their lives to the sea”

Located at Lands End, Bailey Island, Maine

To see this monument, travel East on State Route 24 until you run out of road!

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Dresden Dig Site Preserved

News headlines…

Camden Cake Walk: Treasure trove of sweets, community history A Mothers Day weekend collaboration of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society and 10 historic inns, the cake walk takes place Saturday, May 7from 1 to 4 pm, rain or shine. Earliest cake walks saw participants strutting or dancing, with the best winning…

Museum locates property Organizers of a living history museum aimed at showing how native Americans once lived in Maine have found property in Gardiner where they hopes to erect a permanent village…

Experts authenticate stone cross unearthed in remote Mahoosucs
Watercolorist Nainsi Muirin of County Magalloway reminds readers that according to Celtic legend, on the day a freestanding cross is set in place, evil will be gone within its view before sunset. With the rising of the next new moon, the reality of evil returns, and the future of the community… xxread more here

Maine Maritime Museum passes national muster
The Maine Maritime Museum on Monday announced it has achieved accreditation by the American Association of Museums, a designation the museum claimed is bestowed upon fewer than 5 percent of U.S. museums…

Deal preserves Dresden dig site
After nearly 25 years waiting at the gate — the last three of which involved heavy negotiations and deal-making among multiple parties — a Dresden property considered to be one of the most archaeologically significant sites in Maine is protected for research…

Work on Virginia replica to begin this summer
An organization that has long steered a course toward building a replica of the 1608 pinnace Virginia, believed to be the first English ship built in the New World, will begin construction this summer…

From our friends at Worthpoint…

Groans and Grins: Collecting Punny Postcards
Many postcard collectors have serious collections. They’re interested in preserving hometown history, amassing and cataloguing every postcard printed by a particular publisher or studying the changes in technology over time. But sometimes, postcards are just plain fun! Worthologist Bonnie Wilpon writes about some of the humorous cards she picked up for a little as 25¢ but still tickle the funny bone nearly 100 years later. Check out some of her punny postcards; they just may elicit a grin (or a groan)! Read”Groans and Grins: Collecting Punny Postcards”

Three-Mold Inkwells Highlight Vintage Bottle Auction
Three blown three-mold inkwells— each created sometime between 1815 and 1835 by Boston & Sandwich Glassworks —will highlight the upcoming Internet and catalog auction slated for April 29-May 7 by American Bottle Auctions. Among the other bottles that will surely gather attention is a collection of Western whiskey bottles and flasks and the only perfect example of a Julius Goldbaum known to exist. Find out more about an auction that’s sure to be a real corker. Read “Three-Mold Inkwells Highlight Vintage Bottle Auction”

May Happenings at the Museums of Old York…

Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1; Before Tour of 2011 Decorator Show House

Come see historic “Emerson House” before it is transformed by a talented group of interior and landscape designers into our show house. Located at 31 Long Sands Road, Emerson House is a beautiful Georgian Colonial residence whose earliest roots date back to 1719. A special weekend open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1. Admission fee is $5. All proceeds support the museums’ education programs, exhibitions and preservation inititatives. Parking is available in the village and area lots. The Decorator Show House will run from July 16 through August 13, with an opening night reception planned for July 15. For more information, call the Museum office at 207-363-4974 or email
development@oldyork.org.

11 May Day Celebration

Join us for a traditional celebration of Spring! Build a tambourine, rattle, or drum and create a crown made from flowers and vines. Play your instrument and wear you crown as we parade around the gardens urging the flowers to blossom and bloom. Our parade will end at the May Pole where we’ll learn the traditional dance that weaves the long ribbons into a beautiful pattern of Spring colors. Do you play the fiddle or flute? Bring your instrument to play some tunes while we dance. Preregistration suggested. Everyone is welcome! Wednesday May 11, 3:00-5:00pm. $5 suggested donation. This event will take place at the Elizabeth Perkins House located just over Sewalls Bridge on Southside Rd.

13 Dinner at Jefferds Tavern

Celebrate spring with a hearth-cooked dinner of spring lamb and other seasonal favorite dishes. Guests are encouraged to bring their own favorite beverages to complement the meal. Friday, May 13, 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $30 non-members and $25 members per person. Reservations required. For more information contact Richard Bowen or click here for menu.

21 Muskets, Swords, & Powder Horns

Observe Armed Forces Day at Old York. Back in 2011 after being received with great interest in 2010, this program will give enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to view uniforms and weaponry from Old York’s collections. Certain items will be available to handle (with white curatorial gloves). Weapons from the 18th – 20th Centuries will be featured. Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Remick Barn.

4th Annual Old York Antiques Show

The 2010 Old York Antiques Show was a huge success and we plan to make 2011’s even better! This year’s show, which is a fundraiser to benefit the museums’ education programs, will be held September 10 – 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Museums of Old York Remick Barn Visitor Center, 3 Lindsay Road, with a preview party planned for September 9. For more information, call the Museum office at 207-363-4974 or email development@oldyork.org.

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A Meeting of the Museums

The hot news in the field of Maine history over the last few days has been the merger of the Maine Maritime Museum over in Bath with the Portland Harbor Museum…

Portland, Bath museums merge to preserve maritime stories

By BDN Staff PORTLAND and BATH, Maine — Portland Harbor Museum has merged with Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, ensuring that the collections of the Portland …

MMM expands its reach

Maine Maritime Museum’s merger with the Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting development that will allow the museum to live up to its name even more fully …

Museums merge

BATH — The Maine Maritime Museum on Monday announced a merger with the Portland Harbor Museum, a deal in which the Bath-based institution will absorb the Portland collection and expand its presence in the state’s largest city…

BNAS museum looks like a go…

Navy tribute effort revs up

BRUNSWICK — Organizers of an effort to establish a Navy museum on Brunswick Naval Air Station property have taxied their fundraising effort to the runway. Adequate funding is all that stands between them and take-off to make their vision become a reality.

In other Maine history news….

Pirates Invade, Find Treasure, And Bandy Cutlasses To The Delight Of All
Once again, Damariscotta is thankful that marauding pillagers of the Pirate Rendezvous left the town in one piece after making landfall on June 12, amidst raised cutlasses, booming cannon fire, and threatened mayhem, all to the giggles and delight of children.
 
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