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Thomaston Historical Society Programs for 2016

Our regular meeting dates are on the second Tuesday of the month. The building is open beginning at 7:00 P.M. Please come early and join us for refreshments before the meeting. The programs begin at 7:30 sharp. Please note that all meetings and events will be held at the society's museum at 80 Knox Street unless otherwise noted. 

Tuesday, May 10th
   at 7 P.M.
A Virtual Walk Down Wadsworth Street.  Historian Peggy McCrea makes the street come alive with the history of the houses and the families who lived in them.

This is the second in a series of talks each of which will feature a different street in town.

Saturday, May 14th
   at the Village Cemetery 
Grave site visit with Revolutionary War Heroes.  Costumed guides will tell the stories of the people who served our country during the war. This program is an event jointly planned and executed with the Lady Knox Chapter of the D.A.R.

Tuesday, June 14th
   at 7 P.M. 
Preservation - Caretaker Do’s and Don’ts Auctioneer and appraiser, John Bottero, will appraise items brought in by audience following his talk. 

Saturday, July 9th Summer House Tour  at 30 Main Street Mall.. Includes basket raffles and refreshments.

Saturday, July 23th
   at 10 A.M. 

   (for presenters’ sign‑in)
   and 10:30 for observers. 
Celebrating the Birthday of Henry Knox, Revolutionary War General and First Secretary of War. After attending the laying of wreaths ceremony at the Knox grave site in the Thomaston Town Cemetery, join the "birthday" party at Montpelier, Route 131, Thomaston. Hosted by the Thomaston Historical Society and General Henry Knox Museum.

Tuesday, August 9th
   at 7 P.M.

Indian Wars. Author Mike Dekker will talk about the crucial role the Thomaston region played in the French and Indian Wars in Maine.  

Tuesday, September 13th
   at 7 P.M.
Evolution of Thomaston Boatbuilding in 20th Century.  Stories from a panel of members of multigenerational boat building families in town.

Monday, September 26th
   at 10 A.M.
   and 1 P.M.
Tours of the Lyman‑Morse Boatbuilding facility  as part of the Thomaston Historical Society’s expanding focus on 20th century boat builders in Thomaston. After the tour, there will be refreshments at the Historical Society’s museum on Knox Street, just across the train tracks from Lyman‑Morse and an opportunity to see other boatbuilding exhibits.

Tuesday, October  11th
   at 7 P.M.
Living on a Windjammer. Anne Mable, writer, author, captain, cook and steward, talks about cooking and living aboard with family and guests. 

Friday December 9th,
   5 to 7 P.M.
and Saturday,
December 10th,
   10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Home for the Holidays - 10th annual  Holiday House Tour at 225 Main Street. Friday, wine reception, music, small live auction and silent auction.  Silent auction continues on Saturday. 

Please see updates on our house tours as they appear on other pages on this website. 



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