Historical Society Programs for 2016

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 all meetings and events will be held at the society's museum at 80 Knox Street unless otherwise noted. 

Tuesday, May 10th at 7 P.M. A Virtual Walk Down Wadsworth  Street.  Historian Peggy McCrea makes the street come alive with the history of the houses and the families who lived in them.
This is the second in a series of talks each of which will feature a different street in town.

Saturday, May 14th  at the Village Cemetery  Grave site visit with Revolutionary War Heroes.  Costumed guides will tell the stories of the people who served our country during the war. This program is an event jointly planned and executed with the Lady Knox Chapter of the D.A.R.
Tuesday, June 14th at 7 P.M.  Preservation - Caretaker Do's and Don'ts Auctioneer and appraiser, John Bottero, will appraise items brought in by audience following his talk. 
Saturday, July 9th
Summer House Tour at 30 Main Street Mall.. Includes basket raffles and refreshments.
Saturday, July 23th at 10 A.M.  (for presenters' sign-in) and 10:30 for observers.  Celebrating the Birthday of Henry Knox, Revolutionary War General and First Secretary of War. After attending the laying of wreaths ceremony at the Knox grave site in the Thomaston Town Cemetery, join the "birthday" party at Montpelier, Route 131, Thomaston. Hosted by the Thomaston Historical Society and General Henry Knox Museum.

Tuesday, August 9th at 7 P.M.
Indian Wars. Author Mike Dekker will talk about the crucial role the Thomaston region played in the French and Indian Wars in Maine.  
Tuesday , September 13th  at 7 P.M. Evolution of Thomaston Boat Building in 20th Century.  Stories from a panel of members of multigenerational boat building families in town.

Tuesday, October  11th at 7 P.M. Living on a Windjammer. Anne Mable, writer, author, captain, cook and steward, talks about cooking and living aboard with family and guests. 
Dates to be decided, Friday 6 to 8 P.M. and Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Home for the Holidays - 10th annual  Holiday House Tour at 225 Main Street. Friday, wine reception, music, small live auction and silent auction.  Silent auction continues on Saturday. 
Church Crawl. Tour of several Thomaston Churches in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Thomaston Baptist Church.
Tour of  Lyman Morse Boat Building Company.

Please see updates on our house tours as they appear on other pages on this web site. 


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