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Public programs are held on a regular basis, publicized in local newspapers and media and e-mailed to members. If you would like to be added to this publicity list, please notify Kay Soldier, Publicity Chair, at kso48@aol.com.

 

 

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
9 a.m. at Windham Public Library


“In Time and Eternity: Shakers 1870-1920”

 

Lenny Brooks, former Museum Director at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community will present an overview and vignettes of the New Gloucester community, its lifestyle, and settlement, comprised of many buildings, museum and farm. This is the last active Shaker community in existence.  $5 donation suggested. Refreshments.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

9 a.m. at Windham Public Library

 

History of Stereoscope & Early Photography

 

Ralph Hatt of Westbrook presents the history of early photography and stereoscopes – one form of which is called a View Master. $5 donation suggested. Refreshments

Saturday, March 19, 2016

9 a.m. at Windham Public Library

 

Burnt into Memory:
1947 Fire in Maine

 

The Great Fires of 1947 destroyed a total area of 17,188 acres of wooded land on Mount Desert Island and 200,000 acres statewide. Author and storyteller Jo Radner holds a BA, MA, and PhD from Harvard University. She has published many books on a variety of historic events. The 1947 fires in Maine impacted the state and its people for years. Radner’s presentation, focused on the Brownfield area, is sure to enthrall. $5 donation. Refreshments.

Monday, April 23, 2016
7 p.m. at Windham Historical Society

 

Windham Trolley,
presented by David Tanguay

 

Public transportation was once a vital part of rural living and included trains, busses and even the trolley car, which didn’t quite make it to Windham!  $5 donation suggested. Refreshments

 

 

More Spring Events

  • Open House at the one-room schoolhouse on the Village Green at the historical society Date to be announced.

  • The archeological dig on River Road near Parson Smith House is scheduled to continue, according to the Maine Preservation Commission

  • House Tour – Spring – Date to be determined

Past programs have included

  • World War II

  • Book talks

  • Civil War medicine

  • Old tools

  • Quilting Dowsing

  • Metal detecting

  • Immigrants

  • Windham’s first Rescue Team

  • Dairy Farming

  • Shiloh Underground Railroad

  • Parson Smith House

  • Doll Collecting

  • Photography

  • Restoring toy trucks

  • Little Sebago Lake

  • Ram Water Pumps

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