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August 16   CAKE AND CULTURE TOUR: A History of the Boothbay Region in Ten Objects 

A History of the Boothbay Region in Ten Objects will be the theme of Boothbay Region Historical Society’s “Cake and

Pewter plate brought to Boothbay from Antrim, Ireland in 1718

Culture Tour” on Thursday, August 16 at 11:00 am.  Are you curious about the Native American tribes of the region, who the first European settlers were and what their lives were like, how the American Revolution and Civil War affected life in Boothbay?  The emphasis of this tour is on the people who lived in Boothbay and how the tenor of their lives changed over time.  At the end of the tour participants are invited to share their own memories of Boothbay over a slice of Victorian seed cake.  The tour is hosted by Kathy Goldner, Outreach Manager at Boothbay Region Historical Society and admission is free to all.


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

“Richie” Richardson, owner of Tilton’s Dairy on Eastern Avenue in

Ron Richardson

Boothbay Harbor from 1945 to 1965, produced and directed minstrel shows for many years in the 1950s. This included Rotary Club Minstrels, the ladies Periwinkles Minstrel and the Boothbay Harbor High School senior classes. In 1955 Richie directed the last minstrel show with his son Ron’s high school senior class.  On Thursday, August 23 at 4:30 pm, Richie’s son Ron Richardson will share his memories of those shows in his talk 1950s Minstrel Shows Rise Once More! at Boothbay Region Historical Society, 72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor.  Admission is free.

Ron remembers well many of the highlights of the shows and the people and songs that made them a sellout for every show. Performed at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House the minstrel shows were a town tradition every spring. If you were in any of the shows please come and share some of your own memories.

Ron Richardson graduated from the University of Maine graduating as an Electrical Engineer. He joined the US Army and was in Germany when the Berlin Wall went up.  His career took him to Turkey, Guam, the US, then back to Germany.  Ron retired to Florida but has a summer home in West Boothbay Harbor.

Programs start at 4:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 4:10.

Wendy Caton Reed

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.




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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