Historical Society Programs for 2013
| Our regular meeting dates
are on the second Tuesday of the month. The building is open beginning
at 7:00 P.M. Please come early and join us for refreshments before
the meeting. The programs begin at 7:30 sharp. Please
note that this year several meetings or events are being held on days
other than Tuesday.
|Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 P.M.||John Botero will conduct Appraisal
Night. Please bring one or two items you wish to find out more about. John
will supply not only a monetary value he believes it to be worth but also
reveal the history of the manufacturer if the piece is marked.
|Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 P.M.||Author Annette Dorey will speak
about her recent book "Maine Mothers Who Murder 1875-1925: Doing Time in
State Prison". Her research revealed many interesting cases of women who
were incarcerated in the prison formerly located in Thomaston.
|Thursday, July 4 between 1 and 4 P.M.||New Feature: Our 1st Summer Open
House "Home for the Summer Holidays" will join our established winter event
"Home for the Holidays" this year. The house is the former Edward Robinson
House at 78 Main Street (now the Hall Funeral Home). The house has beautiful
features including a flying staircase and outstanding woodwork. Tickets
will be available at the door for $10 ($8 for Thomaston Historical Society
members). Refreshments will be served.
|Saturday, July 20th at 10 A.M. (for presenters' sign-in) and
for the actual ceremony.
|Annual Laying of Wreaths
Ceremony for Major -General Henry Knox at the Village Cemetery (Elm
Street). Wreath presenters please gather at 10 o'clock for the 10:30 A.M.
|Tuesday August 13th at 7:30 P.M.||Historian/author Eve Anderson
will present a program about Greenleaf and Jonathan "Prin" Cilley, the two
sons of Jonathan Cilley. Both served with great distinction during the Civil
War. She will point out one of the most amazingly ironic happenings
of the war, a fact that was uncovered only after the last major battle was
|Tuesday, September 10th 7:30 P.M.||Author and food
historian Sandy Oliver will talk about her book "Maine Home Cooking" a collection
of 175 original Maine recipes.
Sunday, October 6th, beginning at 6 P.M. at Watts Hall
Community Potluck Supper and a "Can You Name It?" event which will try to
identify old photographs in our collection about which questions have yet
to be answered. Help us unravel these local mysteries.
December's annual open house Friday evening, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th.
Home for the Holidays Open House fundraiser featuring another of Thomaston's magnificent homes (yet to be chosen). Please keep watching this space. We will update the site as more information becomes available about this year's chosen home.
|Please note that the venue for our programs is not always the same. May, June, August and September programs are all at the Farmhouse, our Thomaston Historical Society building at 80 Knox Street. The July 4th Open House is at 78 Main Street, the July 20th ceremony is at the Village Cemetery, the October Potluck Supper is at Watts Hall and the December "Home for the Holidays" house is still to be chosen.|