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Happenings for the Public at MAM Member Institutions

Umbrella Cover Museum, Peaks Island Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Hamilton House, South Berwick Union Historical Society 

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  • 30 Aug 2014 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saturday, August 30: Castlebay in Concert: Season’s End   –  Enjoy an outdoor performance of Celtic music featuring Castlebay, the popular local duo of Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane.  1:00 and 3:00 PM FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 18 Aug 2014 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, August 18: In Search of A World in Transition – Archaeology in South Berwick, Maine – 7:30 PM

    Dr. Neill DePaoli, historical archaeologist, reveals more findings from his digging at the Humphrey Spencer home, tavern and gardens (1696-1712).  ($5 or free to members.) FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 11 Aug 2014 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, August 11: Lightning Strikes Twice – 7:30 PM  Native American cultural historian Ken Hamilton discloses how the Fort at Pemaquid was captured not once but twice by a Native force during King William’s War.  ($5 or free to members). FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 06 Aug 2014 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wednesday, August 6: Final Evening Lantern Walk of the Season  – Step into the past as you tour a 17th century village, meet some of the inhabitants and be challenged by an 18th century soldier on guard duty at Fort William Henry.  8:00 PM   Rain date is Thursday, August 7.   ($5 donation or free to members. Children 12 & under  are free.) FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 04 Aug 2014 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, August 4: The Indian Canoe Routes of Maine – 7:30 PM   Lecture by David Cook explores the Native American

    light-weight canoe and the technical advantage it provided in navigating the Maine watershed.  ($5 or free to members.) FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 28 Jul 2014 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Name of Event: “Women of Maine and the Civil War,” presentation & discussion by Ms. Lisa Marie Rude, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maine

    Sponsoring Organization: Pembroke Historical Society, at PHS Museum, Pembroke, Maine

    Date & Time of Event: Monday, July 28, 2014 7:00 PM

    Description: Ms. Lisa Marie Rude, Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Maine, will make a 
    presentation on the various roles of women of Maine in the American Civil War, including activities as nurses, community leaders, farm and industrial workers, and suppliers of important materials, and as mothers and wives. Ms. Rude, who plans an August defense of her doctoral dissertation in American women’s history, is the author of “What the Women of Maine Have Done”: Women’s Wartime Work and Postwar Activism, 1860-1875, published in the January 2014 edition of Maine History. The presentation and discussion will begin at 7:00 PM, and will be preceded by a brief business meeting, open to the public, that begins at 6:30 PM. Admission and Refreshments are Free.

    Address: Pembroke Historical Society Museum, 221 Old County Road, Pembroke, Maine (south of U.S. Highway 1, at intersection of Front Street and Old County Road, opposite the historic stone bridge)

    Information: Dr. Stephen N. Sanfilippo, PHS Program Coordinator, 207-726-4747 or history@207me.com
  • 28 Jul 2014 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, July 28: Forts Along the Kennebec – 7:30 PM   Lee Cranmer, Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s Emeritus Archaeologist,  highlights the importance of the Kennebec as a prime fur trading area in 17th Century Maine.  ($5 or free to members.) FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 26 Jul 2014 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saturday, July 26: Pirates at Pemaquid! – Living history presenter and local author James Nelson re-creates the infamous Dixie Bull who attacked and sacked Pemaquid in 1632.  1:00 and 3:00 PM   Rain date is Sunday, July 27. FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 21 Jul 2014 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, July 21: A Search for Sectional Identity in 17th Century Maine District – 7:30 PM  John O’Toole reveals how English political turmoil impacted long term plans for the District of Maine and spawned an independent population. ($5 or free to members.) FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

  • 14 Jul 2014 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, July 14: “A Plenty of Fish and Lobsters Very Great” – Cookery in Early Pemaquid  –  7:30 PM   Cultural historian Nathan Randall investigates early settlers’ diets.  Did they adapt their English tastes to the Maine environment or go native?   ($5 or free to members.) FMI: www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com 

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