Friday, January 25, 2013

Readfield History Walk #7 ~ Living, Working and Socializing in late 19th Century Readfield

L to R: Milt Wright, Kirk Damborg, Evelyn Adell Potter,
Peggy Lucas Parks. Ellen Bowman, Joan Newman Fortier,
Harvey Boatman, Barbara Clark Gilman, Eileen Gilman Lord,
Richard Mason, Bonnie Gilman Parlin. Photo by Dale Potter Clark.
On this very cold January day our History Walkers were real troopers! Even though they were given the choice to walk the Torsey Preserve or stay at Milt's house to visit with a cup of hot coffee, the majority chose to go for the walk. Following this they returned to Milt's house where all gathered to watch and contribute their thoughts on a power point presentation (prepared by Dale) called "Living, Working and Socializing in late 19th Century Readfield."

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Readfield History Walk # 6 ~ Snowshoe trek followed by suggestions for compiling your "House History"

Dave Libby, Harv Boatman,
Bonnie Gilman-Parlin and Milt Wright
The warm fire felt good after a cold and brisk snowshoe trek.
Harv and Dale welcomed Walkers to their c1798 home in Vassalboro.  The outdoor activity was walking or snowshoeing. Harv led the snowshoers on a trek through woods trails to Webber Pond. Following this all gathered to share their sandwiches, a sweet treat and hot drinks. Dale gave hints and showed examples of how to compile a house history. Interesting that in her search for information on their old house in Vassalboro she found a close connection to her own grandparents (Potter) homestead in Kents Hill.