Events Page

Admission is free to all events.

May 10  SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenders of Southport Bridge

Bridge tenders Dwight and Duane Lewis will share their own and three generations of their family’s fascinating and unusual stories about the tending of Maine’s historic Southport Bridge, including their famous story of tracking down a stolen vessel.  Programs start at 4:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 4:10.

May 15  ANNUAL MEETING Boothbay Region Historical Society.  Open to the public and all BRHS members.  Illustrated talk by BRHS Outreach Manager Kathy Goldner on Why We Can’t Live without History.  Meeting starts at 4:00 p.m.

July 18-21 and 25-28
Silent Auction at Boothbay Region Historical Society.  Come and bid on exciting auction items and support the mission of BRHS at the same time.

July 26   SPEAKER SERIES: The Evolution of Washburn & Doughty Associates

Today Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay specializes in the construction of steel and aluminum commercial vessels, but it began with discussions around the kitchen table over a design for a small dragger.  Naval architect Bruce Washburn will discuss the evolution of the company which he and Bruce Doughty founded in 1977.  Programs start at 4:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 4:10.

August 23   SPEAKER SERIES: 1950s Vaudeville Shows Rise Once More!

Revisit the cultural scene of Boothbay Harbor in the 1950s as Ron Richardson describes how his father led his family and many others in staging a long series of musicals and vaudeville shows at the Opera House of Boothbay Harbor.  Programs start at 4:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 4:10.

September 6   SPEAKER SERIES: History of Quilting Trunk Show

Wendy Caton Reed will present fifty of her quilts and discuss the history of quilting in this popular Trunk Show.  Wendy’s quilts have won awards and been exhibited across the country, and she is the co-coordinator of Maine Quilt Heritage which documents the quilts and quiltmakers of Maine.  Wendy was taught to quilt by her neighbor Arzetta Poole in Edgecomb, Maine when she was nine years old.   Programs start at 4:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 4:10.




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