Historical Society Programs for 2015
| 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 11th at 7 P.M.||A Walk Down the History of
Thomaston's Hyler Street. Historian Peggy McCrea will provide
an in depth study of Hyler Street and its development. This is the
first in a series of talks each of which will feature a different street
|Tuesday, June 8th at 7 P.M.||Dressing the New Republic.
Author, artist and costume historian Julie Stackpole offers an illustrated
guide of American dress for men and women and how it evolved from
1775 to 1805. She will also offer a do's and don'ts for those dressing
in that time period.
|Saturday, July 11th 1 to 4 P.M.||SummerHouse Tour This
year's summer tour of an historic house will be at 66 Hyler Street. This
grand Victorian house enjoys water views and has exquisite gardens. Cost
of the tour is $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Refreshments will be provided.
|Saturday, July 25th 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 Montpelier,
The General Henry Knox Museum.
| Tuesday, August 11th 7 P.M.
|| Portraits of Thomaston World War II Heroes
Thomaston's Desiree Genthner and Susan Devlin will provide portraits
of Thomaston soldiers, airmen, sailors and observers who helped America
win the war - including a special tribute to Capt. Woodrow Wilson who
died recently at age 102.
|Tuesday , September 8th at 7 P.M.||Local Native
Americans Skip Black, founder, owner and curator of the Davistown Museum
in Liberty, Maine, will talk about Norumbega Reconsidered: The Mawooshen
and the Wawenoc Diaspora.
|Tuesday, October 13th at 7 P.M.||Early
Maine Gravestones An illustrated talk by Ellen Dyer about the symbols
and language used on 18th and early 19th Century gravestones in Maine,
primarily in the mid coast area, and how the styles evolved during that
Friday, December 11th at 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, December 12th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
The EighthAnnual Home for the Holidays House Tour. The beautiful house at 7 Hyler Street will be fully decorated for the holidays. Enjoy this historic home with a wine reception, live music, and both live and silent auctions on Friday, 6 to 8 P.M. The home will be open to tour on Saturday between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. For more information, contact the Thomaston Historical Society, 207-354-2295 or at www.thomastonhistoricalsociety.com
Additional contact, Susan Devlin, 207-354-4121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Please see updates on our house tours as they appear on other pages on this website.|