Monday, November 16, 2015


History Walks and Maranacook Adult and Community Education classes are all behind us for 2015, but plans are in the making for more in the spring of 2016. If you are interested in knowing of plans as they evolve:
  1. Check this web site regularly for updates;
  2. Sign up to receive emails when new posts are made on this web site (right column); 
  3. Request that email updates be sent to you by emailing;
  4. Visit the Readfield Historical Society facebook page;
  5. Watch local newspapers Community Advertiser, Kennebec Journal, Lake Region Reader and others.
  6. Read the Readfield Messenger - the town newsletter - it's online.
Thank you to all who hosted our history walks this year and to the dozens who attended. Also to Susan Simons at Maranacook Adult and Community Education for her unwavering encouragement and support! All told we had at least 250 different attendees come to the various historical events described on this web site this year.
Hope to see you in the spring.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2016

On Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2016 - there will be a special Readfield History Walk when we will remember our Veterans in a special way. If there are people in Readfield who wish to help plan that please be in touch with Dale Potter Clark Thank you!

Thursday, November 5, 2015


NOW AVAILABLE - The last history walk for this year will take place on November 13th for the winter hiatus, but you need not stop walking into the past during the cold months ahead. You can listen to memories and stories of Readfield through the voices of several people who have roots here... What a great holiday gift idea!

During the summer of 2015 Sydney Greene and Dale Potter-Clark, from the Readfield Historical Society, audio recorded six oral histories - each session varies in length from 1 to 2 hours. Several people who currently or formerly live in Readfield were interviewed about various sections of Readfield, farming, schools, WWII and much more. Copies of these are now available for a $10 donation. Proceeds will benefit a fund to have historical site markers - called "Museum  in the Streets" - created and installed at various locations in Readfield. Follow this link to purchase online or contact Dale at
These interviews are included:
  1. Lloyd Bruen and Evelyn Adell-Potter re Readfield Depot in 1930s-40s and much more. (July 3, 2015)
  2. Dale Potter-Clark re Beginnings of Readfield Historical Society, growing up in Readfield in the 1950s and more. (July 14, 2015)
  3. Russell and Phillip Walters re Sawyer-Walters farm on Church Road, memories of Readfield and Phil’s time as a German POW during WWII and more. (July 21, 2015)
  4. Buster Potter, Steve Cowperthwaite and Barbara Clark-Gilman re Nason farm, Kents Hill village, Kents Hill School and more (July 27, 2015)
  5. Joe Maloney, whose mother Margaret was a Fogg, talks about the Fogg Homestead, his memories of Readfield and more (August 3, 2015)
  6. Bob Newman, Gene Newman-Potter and Peggy Lucas-Parks re East Readfield and more (August 11, 2015)