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Saturday, June 15  Boothbay-Built Family Fishing Fleets photography exhibit

The Bertha D. Nickerson is shown here freezing herring on platforms protruding above the deck off Newfoundland circa 1891.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 27, 9:00 – 2:00  Bake Sale (delicious!) at Boothbay Region Historical Society

Thursday, August 1, 4:30 – 5:30 pm  Midcoast Maine in World War II

With Peggy Konitzky, historic house museum manager, Historic New England

Peggy Konitzky will present stories of midcoast Maine heroes and their remarkable achievements during World War II from her book Midcoast Maine in World War II.  The shipyard at Bath Iron Works launched a new destroyer every seventeen days. Bowdoin College had more military than civilian students and held three commencements per year. Boothbay Harbor, Bailey Island and Damariscotta all had military bases, and anyone who owned or sailed a boat was recruited for coastal defense. Women worked at machine shops, registered their neighbors for rationing and volunteered for the Civil Defense and Red Cross.

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ABOUT US 

The Boothbay Region Historical Society is located at the 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed and its grounds, Fullerton Park.  Browse six rooms of artifacts, photographs, maps, and memorabilia.  Our collections of town records, local newspapers, family histories, account books, and more are available for those wishing to delve into our colonial and coastal heritage.  Whether you visit in search of family roots, or simply enjoy learning about local history, we invite you to enjoy a local treasure!

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