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  • 30 Aug 2015 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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


    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. 


    Directions:   Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.


    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 17 Aug 2015 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There were about thirty sail of ships that fished”: The Early Fishing Industry of  Monhegan and Damariscove, 1607 – 1725   Join historical archaeologist Dr. Neil DePaoli as he explores the early fishing operations on Monhegan and Damariscove islands.   7:30 PM  ($5 or free to members.)

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Directions: Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid. From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid. The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.

    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 15 Aug 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Olde Bristol Days – Town-wide events, entertainment and crafts and food booths on the grounds of Colonial Pemaquid  10AM -5PM each day


    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. 


    Directions:   Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.


    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 10 Aug 2015 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Maine’s Early Tidal Mills –Historian and lecturer Bud Warren discusses how, next to fishing, the early Maine economy was based on timber and tides. 7:30 PM  ($5 or free to members).

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. 


    Directions:   Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.


    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 08 Aug 2015 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Fletcher’s Scouting Company –  Historical re-enactors set up camp on the grounds of Colonial Pemaquid, and interact with visitors as they demonstrate period activities such as cooking, wood working, military drill, weaponry, etc.  1-5 PM, Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 9.

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Directions: Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid. From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid. The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.

    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.

  • 05 Aug 2015 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    August Evening Lantern Walk  –  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 Fredereick at 8:00 PM.  Rain date is Thursday, August 6.

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. 


    Directions:   Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.


    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 04 Aug 2015 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Clues to the Lifestyle of Maine’s Native Americans Prior to the Arrival of Europeans – Lecture by Camden resident Kerry Hardy, landscape architect and forester and author of “Notes On A Lost Flute: A Field Guide to the Wabanaki.”   Kerry will reveal how his discoveries have assisted in the understanding of the pre-contact Wabanaki, the people of  “Dawnland”.   7:30 PM ($5 or free to members.)

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Directions: Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid. From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid. The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.

    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 01 Aug 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    17th Century Encampment – Outdoor interpretive weekend, showcasing civilian and military aspects of 17th century life.  Re-enactors demonstrate equipment, crafts, cooking, games, etc.  Sponsored jointly by the Friends of Colonial Pemaquid and the state of Maine. 9:00 AM to 5 PM each day.


    \While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. 


    Directions:   Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.


    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.



  • 27 Jul 2015 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Forts Along the Kennebec – Lee Cranmer, Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s Emeritus Archaeologist, highlights a series of four forts that were built along the Kennebec River between 1720 & 1754 to secure the frontier and make settlers feel secure and protected.  7:30 PM ($5 or free to members.)

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Directions: Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid. From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid. The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.

    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.



  • 20 Jul 2015 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Our 18th Century Heroes and Hell-Raisers and How They Affect Us Today – Historian Chip Griffin reflects on the profound influence and legends surrounding Maine’s early Scots-Irish settlers. 7:30 PM  ($5 or free to members.)

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Directions: Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid. From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid. The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.

    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.

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