Events Calendar

2022 EVENTS

 

Tuesday, May 17

4:30 pm   Our public Annual Meeting (meeting not Zoomed)

5:00 pm   Chip Griffin, “First Maypole Dance in America: Damariscove in the 1600s”

Damariscove’s incredible history provides a peek at the very deeply ingrained Midcoast-Maine culture of equality and liberty that continues to permeate, shape, and distinguish us today.  This is the 400th anniversary of the very first maypole dance in America, which took place on Damariscove Island in the spring of 1622.

 

Thursday, June 2, 4:30 pm

Jon Johansen, “Boatbuilding in Maine and Boothbay from 1980 to the Present”

Boatbuilding in the State of Maine has an incredible history. Jon will look at some of the more interesting boats built on the coast of Maine whether sail or power, large or small, some for pleasure and others for work over the last 40 years.  Jon Johansen publishes the monthly newspaper Maine Coastal News.

 

Thursday, July 21, 4:30 pm

Alan Fisher, “Sprucewold: The Early Years”

Focusing on the period up to the end of World War II, this talk will examine the fascinating story of who created Sprucewold, and why and how it was created.  Alan Fisher taught Russian and Ottoman history at Michigan State University and he and his wife Carol have been summering in Sprucewold since 1971.

 

Thursday, August 25, 4:30 pm

Jon Dunsford“Early Shipyards of Boothbay”

This talk will cover the first one hundred years of shipbuilding in the Boothbay region, what was built, by whom, and where, and will include many images from the Boothbay Region Historical Society archives.  Jon Dunsford is a retired engineer who has been studying the vessels of Boothbay for ten years.  Zoom link for day of the talk:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82688938171?pwd=QUxGMjVFQWZxc0NDRksvam1pbzlCZz09

 

Thursday, September 29, 4:30 pm

Susan Kimball Clark,  “Past Images of Ocean Point, Maine”

Susan Kimball Clark grew up on Ocean Point.  When she saw how much the area was changing, Clark began collecting photographs, stories, old maps, whatever information and illustrations she could find about this lost world, and in 2016 produced a book, Past Images of Ocean Point, Maine.”   Zoom link for day of talk:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83698476090?pwd=RlNXeE52Wlo5ZGd5L3ZtRkduRXlmdz09

Saturday, December 3, 10 am to 2 pm

ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!

Stop by for delicious home-made holiday cookies and treats.  The museum will be festively decorated with vintage ornaments, beautiful photographs of winter scenes from around the Boothbay region, old-fashioned greeting cards, and more.  Our popular Holiday Gift Baskets will be raffled away.  Museum trustees will be on hand to say hello and to thank you in person for your support, because whether you are a member, donate to the annual fund, stock up at a bake sale, or simply attend a program, we appreciate your faith in the society’s ability to preserve and share the region’s history.  So as you enjoy the annual Harbor Lights festivities, please stop by to get warm, chat, and see our exhibit Captains and Vessels of the Boothbay Region 1800 to 1921.

 

2021 EVENTS

 

  • May “Shared Ground: An Exploration of 17th century Indigenous and Euromerican Cultures through Gardening”
  • June “The Thistle Inn: From Captain’s Home to Local Tavern”
  • July Holiday Bake Sale Fundraiser
  • July “Preserving Land in the Boothbay Region:  The Story Behind Thirty-five Miles of Nature Trails”
  • August “Roadside Maine, The Development of Route One, 1900 – 1950”
  • September “Boothbay Harbor’s Wharfscape: Structures, Territory, and Life at Water’s Edge”
  • October Cheese and Bake Sale 

 

2019 Events

  • Tuesday, May 21, 4:30 pm  Annual Meeting of Boothbay Region Historical Society  AND Life at the East Boothbay Store: Then and Now
  • Thursday, May 23, 4:30 – 5:30 pm The Camera Discovers Monhegan: Island Photographs from 1859 to 1900
  • Thursday, August 1, 4:30 – 5:30 pm  Midcoast Maine in World War II
  • Thursday, September 5, 4:30 – 5:30 pm  The Life of Capt. Anders Anderson
  • Thursday, October 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm  History of Quilting Trunk Show
  • Saturday, October 12, Cheese, Bake, and Tea Sales, and Raffle Drawing
  • Saturday, November 16, 2 pm to 5 pm  Boothbay Fisheries Project
  • Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 2 pm Holiday Lights Open House and Raffle Drawing!

2018 Events

  • December 1   ANNUAL HARBOR LIGHTS OPEN HOUSE
  • November 28  GROWING UP IN MAINE IN THE 1800s  Adult Ed Class
  • November 14   LOOKING AT HISTORY THROUGH OUR COLLECTIONS  Adult Ed Class
  • November 10   100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE DAY COMMEMORATED
  • October 17-20   CHEESE SALE!
  • September 27   CAKE AND CULTURE TOUR: A History of Boothbay Region in Ten Objects
  • September 6   SPEAKER SERIES: History of Quilting Trunk Show
  • August 23   SPEAKER SERIES: 1950s Minstrel Shows Rise Once More!
  • August 16   CAKE AND CULTURE TOUR: A History of the Boothbay Region in Ten Objects
  • July 28 ANNUAL BAKE SALE
  • July 26   SPEAKER SERIES: The Evolution of Washburn & Doughty Associates
  • July 18-21 and 25-28 Silent Auction at Boothbay Region Historical Society.
  • May 15  ANNUAL MEETING Boothbay Region Historical Society.
  • May 10  SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenders of Southport Bridge

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P.O.Box 272
72 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor,
Maine 04538
Phone: (207)633-0820
Email: brhs@gwi.net