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July 2019

Annegret Baier: Outdoor Drumming Ceremony

July 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Skowhegan History House

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiPk-giQ3ew Back by popular demand is drummer extraordinaire, Annegret Baier. Annegret will sing songs, play her drums, and introduce participants to a multitude of percussion instruments. This program, co-sponsored by the Skowhegan Free Public Library, will be held outdoors by the Kennebec River on the History House lawn. The event is free to the public but donations are greatly appreciated.

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Digitizing History

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Margaret Chase Smith Library

Skowhegan Program Highlights Efforts to Make Maine History More Accessible Through Digitization Local History, Including Suffrage Records, Uncovered in Recently Digitized Collections The Margaret Chase Smith Library and Skowhegan History House will host an evening program by the Maine State Library on digitization activities that are helping provide new access to historical resources of local interest. The event will be held on July 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Margaret Chase Smith Library at 56 Norridgewock Road, Skowhegan…

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August 2019

“Stone Stories” Southside Cemetery Tour

August 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Louise Helen Coburn's Colby College Portrait “Stone Stories” The tour will focus on the older section of the Southside Cemetery on Main Street. This guided historic walking tour explores the Southside Cemetery through some of the stories of citizens buried there. It focuses on how their lives intermingle with the history of Skowhegan. You will hear accounts of Revolutionary War Veterans as well as Civil War veterans and a lone Confederate Soldier. You will also hear accounts of a local…

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Southside Cemetery Tour- reschedule

August 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Due to the rain last Friday, the Southside Cemetery tour has been rescheduled for this morning 10-noon.  A $5. donation is requested.

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September 2019

Pizza with a Purpose

September 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Miller’s Table at Maine Grains, 42 Court Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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Bring your appetite to The Miller's Table and enjoy delicious wood-fired pizza made with fresh ingredients from local farms. On Wednesday, September 11 from 4 - 7pm, $5. from every 16" pizza sold (both take-out and in-house) will be donated directly to the Skowhegan History House. Providing live entertainment will be local singer-songwriter David Calder whose music recounts his experiences growing up in Skowhegan and working on the Kennebec log drives. Come join the fun, eat well, and help support…

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Riverside Heritage Tea

September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Skowhegan History House

The Skowhegan History House and Bloomfield Garden Club are throwing a riverside tea party and you're invited! Local trio 'The Melody Makers' will play tunes from the 50's and 60's and tea and refreshments will be available. Come dance the afternoon away here along the banks of the Kennebec and join us in savoring these last beautiful days of summer.

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“Useful Citizens” Tour of the Old North Cemetery

September 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This historic walking/guided tour explores the lives of some “Useful Citizens” who are buried at the North Cemetery and how those lives helped shape our community. Discussions also focus on the veterans and their experiences in our history, gravestone and monument construction, and the various symbols used on the stones, as well as the history of this 1820’s cemetery. The walking tour begins and ends at the North Cemetery gate on Walton Court, which is behind the Madison Avenue Walton…

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October 2019

The Island – Then and Tomorrow

October 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arnold Park, Island Avenue
Skowhegan, ME United States

For thousands of years, Skowhegan Island has been used by people in numerous ways but most of those functions and purposes no longer exist. During this tour, we'll compare old photographs with current views and then discuss ways we use the Island today as well as how we might use it in the future.

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July 2020

Native Voices

July 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Skowhegan History House

This year History House received grant funding from the Maine Community Foundation and the Davis Family Foundation to create a new two year exhibit entitled “Wabanaki Voices: Connecting Past, Present, and Future”. We partnered with members of the Wabanaki confederation and Skowhegan Free Public Library staff, administrators from our local school system, and other community organizations to plan a two year exhibit highlighting an authentic view of Native American territory, culture, oral histories, language-connected-to-place, and art through exhibits, programming, and…

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November 2021

Night Sky Tour, a star gazing event

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Skowhegan History House

The Skowhegan History House is pleased to present a free Night Sky Tour, a star-gazing event hosted by John Meader, owner/director of Northern Stars Planetarium, a portable planetarium business that has served Maine schools for 31 years. We will gather outdoors after dark where Mr. Meader will lead a tour of the constellations and stars visible on the evening of November 1st at 7:30 pm. He will also find and discuss any visible planets, the Milky Way, as well as…

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