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“Journey Uptah Camp” NEW!

$1250

with Bernard Fishman

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

“Journey Uptah Camp” with the Maine State Museum   

We invite you to journey “uptah Camp” like never before! In this two-hour, multi-media, 3D historic discovery program presented by the Friends of the Maine State Museum. Students will be guided through the rich history of Maine sportsmen and the sporting camp tradition with the Director of the Maine State Museum, Bernard Fishman. Mr. Fishman will present and narrate over 60 visually stunning century-old historic stereoview images of Maine Sporting Camps in 3D. (3D glasses will be provided.) He will complement the 3D image narration with a documentary video that includes stories of avid Maine sportsmen and women. 

Presenter: Bernard Fishman 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 (Snow date: March 18, 2020)

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: MCHS 

Registration: $12.50

 

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The Amazon NEW!

$8

with Elizabeth & John Reinsborough

Calendar Mar 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Amazon is one of the longest rivers in the world and by far the largest in volume.  We will travel via islands in the Caribbean, cross the equator and then Journey 1000 miles up the river, making 6 stops along the way.  These include two indigenous communities and the capital of Amazonia, Manaus, with its magnificent theater in the heart of the rain forest.

Presenters: John & Elizabeth Reinsborough

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Time: 6:30-8 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $8

Readfield History:The Beans of Readfield, Maine

$1250

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar Mar 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Local historian and author,  Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member of the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for 10 generations.

The Beans of Readfield, Maine 

The Beans were significant landowners, manufacturers and farmers here 1780 into the 19th century. Their mills and farms were concentrated on and around Thundercastle Road, but some lived on Kents Hill and near Readfield Depot too. At one time Torsey Pond was called Joel Bean’s Pond and nearby was another small mill pond called Bean’s mill pond. They built many beautiful stonewalls, dams and foundations that have endured for two centuries. They also had their share of tragedy. Come and learn about “The Beans of Readfield, Maine”.  

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $12.50

 

Fifty Old Houses in Readfield and the People Who Lived in Them

$1250

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar Apr 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Fifty Old Houses in Readfield and the People Who Lived in Them

As you drive through Readfield have you wondered about the history of some of our old homes? In this presentation you will learn something about more than fifty of our 18th and 19th century homes and some of the people who have lived in or built them.  

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $12.50

 

Local historian and author,  Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member of the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for 10 generations.

 

 

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