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  • 20 Oct 2018 1:30 PM | Anonymous member

    October 20 – Back by popular demand - Trash Can Turkey Roast, 12 noon. Turkey, barbecue pork, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, cider, apple pie. Roasters Nathan and Michelle Bliss of West Baldwin, ME. $8.00. Served at Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge, Hiram, ME 04041. Great Ossipee Museum Open House, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram, ME 04041. FMI 2076254762

  • 19 Oct 2018 6:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Join Museum L-A for “Chills at the Mill” on Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th, an unforgettable behind-the-scenes spooky tour of the Bates Mill! We'll travel into some forgotten parts of the building and share some stories of the more gruesome and creepy history about the mills that you have probably never heard.

    Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and will start and end at Baxter Brewing Co, 130 Mill St. There is parking in the Lincoln Street parking garage, free after 5 pm. Tours are $10 per person and include $2 off the cost of a pint of Baxter beer (21+).

    On each night, the tours leave every half hour and only have room for 20 people so make sure you reserve your time slot ahead of time by calling Museum L-A!  You can also pay when you arrive. Tours leave every half hour and have a maximum capacity of 20 people. 


  • 18 Oct 2018 6:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Join Museum L-A for “Chills at the Mill” on Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th, an unforgettable behind-the-scenes spooky tour of the Bates Mill! We'll travel into some forgotten parts of the building and share some stories of the more gruesome and creepy history about the mills that you have probably never heard.

    Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and will start and end at Baxter Brewing Co, 130 Mill St. There is parking in the Lincoln Street parking garage, free after 5 pm. Tours are $10 per person and include $2 off the cost of a pint of Baxter beer (21+).

    On each night, the tours leave every half hour and only have room for 20 people so make sure you reserve your time slot ahead of time by calling Museum L-A!  You can also pay when you arrive. Tours leave every half hour and have a maximum capacity of 20 people. 


  • 17 Oct 2018 6:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Join Eleanor Phillips Brackbill as she presents an illustrated talk about An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property. When she bought her house, three mysteries precipitated an investigation into an otherwise ordinary property. Intent upon finding the facts, she peeled back layers of history, allowing the house and the land to tell their stories, while uncovering a past inextricably woven into four centuries of American history. As she unraveled the mysteries, it occurred to her that everyone’s home has a story to tell. At her small Cape there is no historic marker out front, no designation as a historic site. It’s not even very old, and George Washington certainly never slept there. But stories she did find. At the same time, she found 32 owners, across 350 years, who had just one thing in common: ownership of a particular parcel of land. Through material presented in 22 sidebars, the book offers readers insights and guidelines on how to find the stories behind their own homes.

    Our speaker, Eleanor Phillips Brackbill, earned an MA in art history at Boston University and studied in the art history doctoral program at City University of New York. Following twenty-five years as a curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, she embarked on a second career writing about history. She lives in Westbrook.

    The Kennebec Historical Society October Presentation is co-sponsored by the Maine State Library and free to the public (donations gladly accepted).  The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Library, located at 230 State Street in Augusta.


  • 13 Oct 2018 1:30 PM | Anonymous member

    October 13 – Jake Morrell, author of “Dick Folsom : Bush Pilot - A Legend Reflects”. A presentation of Hiram Historical Society held at Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street, Hiram, ME 04041. FMI 20076254762




  • 12 Oct 2018 7:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Join Museum L-A and Mainely Improv for a frightfully funny night on Friday, October 12th!  

    Mainely Improv is set to perform “Story Tellers Unhinged” and a taste of improv comedy at a Museum L-A fundraiser at the historic Bates Mill.  Story Tellers Unhinged features actors, Julie Poulin, Amanda Kinsey, Brian Files, and Dan Marois acting out a variety of stories with zany comic antics included.

    “We take interesting stories and act them out with improvised comedy using any idea that comes to mind in the moment," says Dan Marois. "Our stories can be light hearted, serious, spooky, and outrageous as we add our own spontaneous mix of humor.  We guarantee that our stories are nothing like the ones your parents read to you.”

    After performing Story Tellers Unhinged, the troupe will perform some of their regular improv routines that have made them one of the most popular improv comedy troupes in the state.

    Tickets are $15 and advance reservation is recommended. Cider and donuts will be provided. All proceeds benefit Museum L-A. 

    For more information, contact kwebber@museumla.org or call 207-333-3881


  • 06 Oct 2018 4:54 PM | Anonymous member

    Tate House Museum Presents a Living History Event

    Portland ---- On Saturday, October 6, from 9AM to 4PM the Tate House Museum will host a living history day at the museum in historic Stroudwater. The event will showcase a “curated” living history display about the Indian wars here in Maine. These displays incorporate written and pictorial images including period maps, deeds and documents and museum quality reproduction items. These displays are interactive where visitors will get to learn the story of the eighty years of conflicts as told from the perspective of a soldier in the 1750’s and also from a farmer/settler on the Maine frontier in the 1670’s. These stories will be told by re-enactors in period dress and will tell tales that don’t make the textbooks.

    This presentation is designed to tell the history of the Casco Bay region from both the Native and English perspective and is designed to be a see, touch, feel history for people of all ages. The event is FREE to the public and will run from 9AM until 4PM.

    FMI Contact

    Betty Janus

    Tate House Museum

    1267 Westbrook Street

    Portland Maine 04102

    Tel 207-774-6177

    info@tatehouse.org


  • 03 Oct 2018 5:30 AM | Anonymous member

    Museum L-A is thrilled to announce a new gallery exhibit opening this fall that explores the Franco-American experience through a new medium: cartoons.  The exhibit, "Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault," will display the artwork and political cartoons of Peter Archambault, a native of Madawaska, Maine.  His artwork, featured monthly in a Franco-American publication at the University of Maine at Orono, Le F.A.R.O.G. Forum, provided rich political commentary, an investigation into immigration practices, and an exploration of the Franco-american culture in Maine and New England.

    Archambault created a character called "Beau-frog" as a way to reclaim the common slur generally directed toward francophone and French heritage people during this era.  The daily exploits of the frog truly illustrate the trials and tribulations of a minority figure coming to terms with their personal and cultural identity while surrounded by the pressures of an Anglophone majority.  Despite this work being created for the Franco-American students on the Orono campus, the cultural exploration found in Archambault's cartoon drawings can speak to the experiences of the people in our community of Lewiston-Auburn, a place deeply affected by French-Canadian immigration since the 1850s.  While on display in the Museum L-A gallery, his work gives visitors the chance to explore these themes of immigration and cultural identity through the unique medium of cartoons, and allows them to come up with their own interpretations and conclusions about the meaning behind the art.


  • 08 Sep 2018 1:30 PM | Anonymous member

    September 8 –.”Hiram Hometown” and other vintage videos of Hiram life, including Raymond Cotton's movies of  the 1930s -blueberry farming, fire dept., logging, coon hunt, school plays and more. Great Ossipee Museum of Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge (off Main Street, rte 117), Hiram ME 04041. FMI 2076254762



  • 08 Sep 2018 1:29 PM | Anonymous member

    Volunteer reenactors at Castine's historic Fort George will demonstrate what life was like when British Crown troops protected the American Loyalists. Visit FriendsofCastineForts.com for information on events and entertainment.

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