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Thomaston Historical Society Programs for 2020

Our regular meeting dates are usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, the programs below will be held starting at 7 p.m. at Watts Hall  174 Main St. Thomaston.

The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Please come early and join us for refreshments before the meeting. The programs begin at 7:30 sharp.

For more information, please call 207-354-2295 or email us at info@thomastonhistoricalsociety.com. Thank you.
 

Tuesday, May 12 Shipbuilding in Early Thomaston   Historian Peggy McCrea will discuss Thomaston?s early shipbuilding days and how nearly every resident in the village was connected to this important and necessary industry that put Thomaston on the map.

Tuesday, June 16 The Ingraham Diaries   Eleanor and Peter Richardson will talk about their book on the Ingrahams, a family who experienced Maine becoming a state, Knox becoming a county, and Rockland’s split from Thomaston. The Diaries include cultural, historical, and genealogical information of the times.

Saturday, June 20

  1-4 p.m.
Summer House/Garden Tour  1-4 p.m.   Fee event - More information soon.

Saturday, July 25

   10:30 a.m.
General Henry Knox Annual Memorial Service   10:30 a.m.   This 10:30 a.m. service honors Revolutionary War General Henry Knox, who was also the first Secretary of War. It takes place at the gravesite in the Thomaston Town Cemetery off Erin Street. A reception follows on the Knox Museum grounds.

Tuesday, August 11 Appraisal Night   John Bottero returns with his very popular program on the caretaking and appraisal of items brought in from the audience.

Tuesday, September 8 Maine?s First Governor ? 200 years ago   Zac McDorr, journalist and founder of the Bath History Center, will talk about how Maine became a state with the help of William King, Maine?s first governor.

September Date TBS Cemetery Cleaning Work Day   We plan to have our second annual Lean and Clean workday. Some of us who took the 2018 training workshop will help newcomers learn the do’s and don’ts and help us all have fun. If you can’t work, you can help record or make a donation towards the needed supplies.

Tuesday, October 13 Wartime Career of Jonathan Cilley   Brian Swartz will talk about the early wartime career of Thomaston attorney, Jonathan Prince Cilley, charter member of the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment who inspired him to write his book.

Tuesday, October 13 Wartime Career of Jonathan Cilley   Brian Swartz will talk about the early wartime career of Thomaston attorney, Jonathan Prince Cilley, charter member of the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment who inspired him to write his book.

Friday and Saturday,
December 11, 12
Our 14th Home for the Holidays   Fee event - At a historic house to be determined, we will have a Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. with wine and hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a small live auction. The tour and silent auction continues on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are needed for the Friday night event and tickets may be purchased at the door on Saturday.

         

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