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!
November 10 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE DAY COMMEMORATED
On November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed by France and Germany ending World War I. Boothbay Region Historical Society will display Raymond Pennoyer’s World War I army uniform, as well as documents about Harriet Delamere’s years nursing the wounded in France, beginning on Saturday, November 10th to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Both Raymond Pennoyer and Harriet Delamere were awarded medals for their service during the war. Harriet was awarded the Victory Medal Service Ribbon with two bronze stars for her participation in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. Raymond received the Purple Heart for his actions at the Battle of Argonne. On display through 2018.
Annual Harbor Lights Open House
Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to 2 pm
During this year’s holiday open house, the society will also present its latest exhibit featuring uniforms worn by community members as they participated in local activities: Harry Pinkham’s community band uniform, Olive McKay Wright’s nursing school cape from St. Andrews Hospital in the 1930s, and an early Knights of Pythias uniform worn by Charles Thomas Orne of West Boothbay Harbor. This exhibit will be on display until next spring.
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