Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Spring 2016 dates and subjects have been set for three Readfield History Walks and two Maranacook Adult and Community Education (MACE) classes. Read more about them below and mark your calendars.
To register for MACE classes call 207-685-4923 x 1065 or visit http://maranacook.maineadulted.org. There is no registration fee for Readfield History Walks, but donations to Readfield Historical Society for the Readfield “Museum in the Streets®” project are gratefully received.
1. Friday, April 15, 10:00am-12:00noon History Walk at Readfield Depot
3. Wednesday, April 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm - MACE Rise & Decline of Readfield Depot
4. Friday, April 29, 10:00am-12:00noon History Walk at Kents Hill Village (Part I)
5. Friday, May 13, 10:00am-12:00noon History Walk at Kents Hill Village (Part II)
readfield depot: MORE BUILDINGS, Old Houses the People who lived there
The rise and fall of Readfield Depot. When and why was it a buzzing community center?
By Dale Potter-Clark, Wednesday, April 27th (changed from March 30)
This class will include information about the old homes and buildings, past and present, in and around Readfield Depot; the evolution of Readfield Depot; some people who have lived there; and how the symbiotic relationship between Readfield Depot and summer residents helped boost Readfield’s economy and overall lakeside development. On the evening of the class booklets that contain house bios and photos from this section of town will be available for $5 each. Proceeds from registration fees will be applied towards creating a “Museum in the Streets® in Readfield. NOTE: All are welcome to attend a Readfield History Walk at Readfield Depot on Friday, April 15th.
KENTS HILL: STILL MORE BUILDINGS, OLD HOUSES AND SOME PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE
When and how did Kents Hill village change from remote backcountry to a cultural and educational center?
By Dale Potter-Clark, PREVISOULY SCHEDULED FOR April 27 WILL BE DONE AT A LATER TIMEBefore 1775 there were very few people living on “Kent’s Hill, so called, on the road from Hallowell” – the Packards, Foords and Kents were the first to stake their claims and buildings began to appear. The Packard men were housewrights so many were built by them. After the Revolutionary War others came. The most influential with a long lasting effect was Luther Sampson. From 1790 until 1824 a meeting house and parsonage, grammar school, store, cemetery and Methodist Seminary were established and the hilltop called Kents Hill evolved from a handful of family farms to a thriving cultural and educational center. In this class you will learn more about that evolution, hear more about those buildings and houses, and some of the people who lived there. On the evening of the class booklets that contain house bios and photos from this section of town will be available for $5 each. Proceeds from registration fees will be applied towards creating a “Museum in the Streets® in Readfield. NOTE: All are welcome to attend two Readfield History Walks at various parts of Kents Hill village on Friday, April 29th and Friday, May 13th.