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  • 23 Nov 2018 12:18 PM | Anonymous member

    The Kennebec Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea Party at its headquarters, 107 Winthrop Street in Augusta.  Please come and join us as we celebrate the holiday season on Sunday, December 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and if the weather does not cooperate, we’ll host the tea party the following Sunday, December 16 at the same time.  

    There will be a variety of goodies to sample including cookies, snacks, coffee and of course tea!  Enjoy the festive decorations and holiday musical selections by Christopher Faris.  Anyone interested in decorating, serving or who would like to bring in some tasty treats are asked to contact Anne Cough, either by email at acough60@aol.com or by phone at 582-2823.  Hope to see you there!


  • 17 Nov 2018 11:35 AM | Anonymous member

    Tate House Museum Hosts A Colonial Christmas

    Portland, Maine – Stroudwater’s historic Tate House Museum is hosting a Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, from noon until 4:00 pm. Come and see how an affluent mast agent’s family may have celebrated the holidays in the 18th century.

    Docents donned in period attire will greet visitors as they make their way from room to room in the 1755 home of Captain George Tate and his wife Mary. They will explain the prevailing traditions and customs of the time, including: Why did the Tates celebrate Christmas while many of their neighbors did not? How did decorations differ from those of today? What types of food and drink would be served? What kind of games and gifts might the children have enjoyed? What types of leisure activities did the adults pursue during the winter months? What was the music of the mid 18th century like? And be prepared to be delighted by a very special surprise or two along the way, as well.

    Delectable sweet and savory treats will also be served across the street at the Means House. So please join us for the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Colonial Christmas at the only pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 to 16 and free for children under 12.

    Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or on the day of the event.

    For more information contact:

    Betty Janus

    Tate House Museum

    1267 Westbrook Street

    Portland, ME 04012

    774-6177

    info@tatehouse.org

    www.tatehouse.org





  • 14 Nov 2018 6:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Join two sisters as they share their passion for travel and photographing wildlife around the world and share enlightening and often humorous stories of their adventures.  Their first book, Can I Carry Your Luggage? introduces the reader to the multitudes and variety of animals living on all seven continents and their new book, Upside Down and Backwards, focuses on their two favorite continents, Africa and Antarctica. Whether being bush piloted into a tented camp to view the great migration in Kenya and Tanzania, trying to sleep with lions resting against their tent, following a young leopard as she hunts or climbing up the side of a dormant volcano in Uganda to photograph the mountain gorillas, Africa is an overwhelming assault on one’s senses. The remoteness and beauty of the icebergs, crystal clear water and countless numbers of penguins, whales and sea birds in Antarctica drew them back to the continent for the sixth time, earlier this year. Their photographs of the wildlife that enrich our lives bring their stories to life in their engaging presentation.

    Our KHS speakers, Shelley Lance-Fulk and Jacklyn Amtower, are sisters living in Beaver Cove, a few miles north of Greenville, Maine. They have been traveling and photographing wildlife around the world since their teens. They have visited all seven continents on multiple occasions and their passports have stamps from more than 135 countries. Their experiences of adventure, enlightenment and respect for animals are shared in tales and stories with accompanying photographs in their two books, Can I Carry Your Luggage? and Upside Down and Backwards. Their time throughout the year is divided between traveling, sharing their photographs and stories at artisan fairs and in speaking engagements. The sisters enjoy the experience of meeting new people and observing other cultures and wildlife but their appreciation for the state of Maine always draws them home to the animals and splendor of their beautiful community.

    The Kennebec Historical Society November Presentation is co-sponsored by the Maine State Library and free to the public (donations gladly accepted).  The presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Library, located at 230 State Street in Augusta.


  • 11 Nov 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Museum L-A is excited to invite you to a one of kind “Treasures and Trinkets” Sale to be held on November 11, 2018, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Bates Mill Atrium, Lewiston, Maine. The sale will help Museum L-A make room for its collections artifacts, benefit Museum programming, education, collections, and preservation efforts, as well as give our visitors the opportunity to do some unique Christmas gift shopping! Although the Museum will be pulling together some one of a kind items for the sale, no artifacts from the permanent museum collections will be included in the sale. 


    The sale will include an array of items from exhibit and display materials, posters and prints, antique toys, furniture, textile manufacturing components from the mills, and many other hidden gems. Lucky visitors might be able to take home an antique Murray red wagon, an antique wooden crate advertising Coca-Cola and Sun Disk, framed art, Victorian furniture, or heritage Fenton Art Glass. A sure to be sought after item will be the uniquely crafted wood and iron hall coat racks that were originally located in St. Peter’s School before its demolition. The racks come with multiple hooks and brackets and are available in their original lengths or cut to size. During the event, you will be able to peruse our vast number of interesting offerings to find the perfect treasure. 


    There is something for everyone at this sale! Artists will find unique and curious objects that could be included in or inspire freshly imagined creations. Someone setting up an office or workspace could pick up some distinctive decorations with a historic flair to give your space a unique conversation starter. The general public will be able to find the perfect gift for their friends and family that they wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. 


  • 05 Nov 2018 10:04 AM | Anonymous member
    The Special Collections Department at the University of Maine in Orono is pleased to announce we are hosting a training workshop by ArchivesSpace on using Digital Objects

    This one-day workshop, on November 13th, will be held at the Raymond H. Fogler Library on the Orono campus and is open to all ArchivesSpace member institutions.  The workshop will be from 9:00 to 4:30.

    The instructors are Mark Custer from Yale University and Stacie Williams from the University of Chicago.  The learning objectives and agenda can be found using this link:

    http://archivesspace.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Workshop-Agenda-DO.pdf

    Cost

    The cost of participation is $25 per person. Please contact Susan Clement (sclement@maine.edu) if you require an invoice.

    Please make check payments payable to:

    University of Maine

    Return to:        University of Maine

    Attn: Susan Clement

    5729 Fogler Library

    Orono, ME  04469-5729

     Please RSVP to Beth Russell to reserve your space.  Seating is limited based on room size and will be first come, first served.

    Other Details

    Participants are asked to bring a laptop, if feasible, although we do have some that can be borrowed.  Everyone will receive a test instance of ArchivesSpace for training purposes.

    Lunch will be on your own – the Bear’s Den is right next door in the Union and offers an array of choices in a food court setting.  There is also a pub in the same location.

    https://umaine.edu/dining/locations/bearsden/

    Parking passes will be required to park on campus.  Let us know if you need one and we’ll send it along.  The interactive campus and parking map can be found here:

    https://umaine.edu/campus-map/

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Beth Russell (elizabeth.russell1@maine.edu) or Matthew Revitt (matthew.revitt@maine.edu).

     

  • 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




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