General Meetings – Coming in 2020
May 6 (Wednesday) – Carlson Williams talks about an 1815 map used by Joseph Treat during his Northern Maine Wilderness expedition in 1820
Note: this event – May 6 – is cancelled due to Coronavirus
June 3 (Wednesday) – Author Brian Swartz, author of Maine at War, tells about our local Civil War hero, Calvin Douty
Note: this event has been postponed until Sep 1, 2021
August 22 (Saturday) Maine Bicentennial History Expo – 10 – 4
Note: the Expo has been postponed to 2021 due to virus concerns
September 2 (Wednesday)- Bill Geller talks about Maine’s 1825 Fire – that burned 832,000 acres in Piscataquis and surrounding counties
October 7 (Wednesday) – Wayne Bennett tells about the life of John Francis Sprague
(Meetings are held at the Commons, starting at 7:00pm)
Note: the Commons is located in Central Hall, 152 East Main Street
Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations – Coming again in 2020
All demos are held at the Dunham Forge, located next to the Blacksmith Shop Museum, they are held from 10 am to 3 pm
The Observer Building Museum will be opening for 2020 on Saturday, June 27 during Whoopie Pie Day! We will be open every Thursday (from 11 – 2 until Labor Day. We will also be open for Homecoming on August 1 from 11 – 2 for Foxcroft Academy Alumni to visit.
Note: the Observer Building Museum opening has been postponed. Check here for further info.
New this year is a display entitled “Our Towns’ Talents” featuring items made by our local residents over the years. Also a display by Dennis Allen – “What’s at the Bottom of the River?” This display changes weekly as new treasures are found.