October 17-20 CHEESE SALE!
Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 20, from 10 am to 2 pm, the historical society will be selling two-year-aged Grafton Village cheddar cheese at the museum! Visit us and support BRHS with your purchase of delicious cheese. Supply is limited.
“Grafton’s flagship cheddar, made with raw cow’s milk and aged for two full years to achieve a mature flavor and dense, firm-yet-creamy texture. This cheese bears the classical profile for New England cheddar: buttery notes with a bold, sharp tang and a long, nutty finish. The aroma is lactic and bright, with flavors of sweet cream, freshly mown hay, and tangy, cultured milk. Melts with an even body and full flavor.”
November 14 LOOKING AT HISTORY THROUGH OUR COLLECTIONS Adult Ed Class
The Boothbay region is one of the earliest regions of Maine to be settled by Europeans. What do we know about the Native Americans who originally lived here? How has life changed in the Boothbay region since Europeans came to this “howling wilderness” in the 1600s? We will discover the exciting history of the area through fascinating objects in the Boothbay Region Historical Society collection, including a mysterious “medicine stick” and flowers from Mary Todd Lincoln’s White House garden. Presented by BRHS outreach manager Kathy Goldner. This is a Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education class, held at Boothbay Region High School, 236 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14. Class fee is $10. Register online here.
N0vember 28 GROWING UP IN MAINE IN THE 1800s Adult Ed Class
Life for children was vastly different in the 1800s. We will look at the lives of children in the nineteenth century through their own words, and discover the duties, responsibilities, school work, and farm work which children in Maine accomplished with skill, joy, and pride. Presented by BRHS outreach manager Kathy Goldner. This is a Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education class, held at Boothbay Region High School, 236 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 28. Class fee is $10. Register online here.
December 1 ANNUAL HARBOR LIGHTS OPEN HOUSE
You won’t want to miss our annual community open house on Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to 2 pm! Our beautiful museum, the 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed, will be decked out for the holidays with lovely vintage decorations, traditional greens, historical photos, and vintage holiday cards. Delicious homemade holiday foods, hot mulled beverages, and yummy treats will be served. Admission is free to all.
By the way did you miss one of our speakers?
Many of them have been taped by the good folks at BRTV (thank you!) and can be viewed on their website here.
They are listed under “Historical Speaker Series”.
2018 PAST EVENTS
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