Kennebec Land Trust
Mark your calendars for Sept. 13th 10am-12noon
RAIN DATE is Friday, Sept. 20th 10am-12noon
A notice will be posted on this site by 8:00am on Sept. 13th if this walk is postponed to Sept. 20th due to rain.
|A group of twelve showed up for the VERY first History Walk in October, 2012.|
That walk was held at the Readfield Town Farm and Forest and we
have done three at that location since then because there has been so much interest.
On Friday, September 13th we will do another by popular demand.
Pictured L to R: Brenda Deojay, Annette Donaghy, Natalie Giles, David Libby, Barbara Gilman, Eileen Lord, Bonnie Gilman, Evelyn Potter, Milt Wright and his guest and Dale Potter-Clark. Photographer was Harvey Boatman.
Since we did the very first history walk at the Readfield Town Farm and Forest in October 2012 three more have been done at that same location because there has been so much interest. We will start at the North Wayne entrance at 10am and plan to wrap up by noon. In addition to Readfield Town Farm and Forest we will stop at the Huntoon Cemetery - years ago referred to as the "Poor Farm Cemetery". Howard Lake from the Kennebec Land Trust will join us to "show and tell" about the adjoining Mcdonald Woods that includes an ancient mill site, ways you can "read the woods" that have evolved from farmland to forest, and more. Members of the Readfield Conservation Commission will join us to share plans for the next timber harvest and other aspects of their management plans of the Town Forest. Dale Potter-Clark will share what she has learned about the Poor Farm in writing her latest book about Readfield's poor farms and paupers of long ago including some of the photos she unearthed in the process; and Bill Adams will have morsels to share about other farms in the area that he has been researching. No doubt there will also be some bird call identifications along the way as we will have a couple of avid "birders" with us. All in all you will learn a lot on this history walk so be sure so mark your calendars!
|Bill Adams speaking to a group in 2015, on a History Walk of Readfield Corner.|
|East Readfield Cemetery was the gathering place when we |
walked East Readfield village several years ago.