New book on Newport, Maine benefits Newport Cultural Center

04 Sep 2012 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Newport Cultural Center is pleased to announce the publication of its book, Newport, part of Arcadia’s “Images of America” series. The book was written by the center’s executive director, Leigh Hallett. All proceeds benefit the NCC, a nonprofit public library, historical society museum, and cultural event center.

            Newport depicts the history of the town through vintage photos. Sebasticook Lake is featured prominently throughout the book, as are images of the town’s neighborhoods and businesses. The town emerged from its frontier days to become an important railroad junction, and then a resort destination, so the book also offers images illustrating that history, as well as

chapters about the Newport’s centennial and sesquicentennial celebrations. The town of Newport will be celebrating its bicentennial in 2014.

            The majority of the photos in the book are from the collection of the Newport Cultural Center, but the Penobscot Marine Museum and Maine Department of Transportation also contributed many significant images, as did individuals from the community.

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