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 12th 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 in town.

Tuesday, June 9th 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 time.

Friday, December 11th at 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.  and Saturday, December 12th  from 10 A.M. to 3 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, 5 to 7 P.M. The home will be open to tour on Saturday between 10 A.M. and 3 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 sdevlin@theartemisgroup.com

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