Thomaston Historical Society Programs for 2023

Our regular meeting dates are usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, the programs below will be held at Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler St. Thomaston in the bottom of the Federated Church at 7:00 pm, with easy access from the parking lot behind the church.

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


Tuesday, May 21
   7 p.m.

Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler Street
 Lower level
Penobscot Nation: A Recent History of Natural Resource Management

   John Banks, former Director of the Penobscot Nation?s Department of Natural Resources, will talk about the development of the Penobscot Nation?s Department of Natural Resources and its ongoing efforts to foster sustainable land and resource conservation and management.
   A highlight of this presentation is role of the Penobscot Nation in the restoration and cleanup of the Penobscot River. The event is open to the community and there is no charge.

The entrance to the lower level is from the parking lot (easy access) behind the church, accessible off of Hyler Street or Dunn Street.   Google Map link to Thomaston Federated Church

Tuesday, June 18
   7 p.m.

Thomaston Federated Church
8 Hyler Street
 Lower level
Annual Membership Meeting & Video
Thomaston Prison: A Look At Its History (2002)

After a brief review of last year’s activities and planned activities for this year and a vote on the 2024-2025 Thomaston Historical Society board, there will be a video on the history of the prison in Thomaston. This is our kick-off for the 200th anniversary of the Thomaston Prison. The event is open to the community and there is no charge.

The entrance to the lower level is from the parking lot (easy access) behind the church, accessible off of Hyler Street or Dunn Street.  Google Map link to Thomaston Federated Church

Saturday, July 27
     10:30 a.m.

Knox Grave Site
Thomaston Village Cemetery
Celebrating the Life of Henry Knox, Major General in the Revolutionary War and first U.S. Secretary of War.

An annual remembrance service honoring the life of Henry Knox at his grave site in the Thomaston Village Cemetery on Elm Street, followed by a celebration of his life at Knox Museum.

Google Map link to Thomaston Village Cemetery
Google Map link to Knox Museum - Montpelier

Tuesday, August 15
   7 p.m.

Thomaston Federated Church
8 Hyler Street
 Lower level
The Role of Religion at the Maine State Prinson in the 19th Century

Sandra Hoekstra, Bookseller, will discuss how state‑supported religion played a part in the lives of the inmates.

The entrance to the lower level is from the parking lot (easy access) behind the church, accessible off of Hyler Street or Dunn Street.  Google Map link to Thomaston Federated Church







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