Saturday, May 14, 2016

Readfield Historical Society opening for season Memorial Weekend!!

Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 29, from 10AM to 2PM
Evelyn Adell Potter and Beverly Norton Newton will greet those who come by on the annual opening weekend. All are welcome to drop by on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 29, from 10AM to 2PM at the Readfield Historical Society building on Rte. 17 in the Depot.
The ever-popular Mystery Box drawing will take place on Sunday, for a box filled with an eclectic assortment of wonderful things. Sign up to participate when you visit on Sat. or Sun. You do not have to be present for the drawing.
As a special treat, there Ellen Bowman's musical group “Thundercastle Trio”  will be performing on Saturday about noon. This trio plays and sings old songs -- Stephen Foster, hymns and the like. They have been well-received at the Readfield Emporium and other venues.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Gourmet Dinner to Benefit the Readfield Mill Stream Dam Restoration Project ~ May 22, 2016

Please contact Ann Keilty at (685-4303) or Jeanne Harris at (377-2299) to reserve a spot for this benefit..

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Readfield History Walk #35 ~ Kents Hill village (part 2) ~ May 13, 2016

This will be a continuation of Kents Hill village part 1 (#34 done on 4/29/16). From the Torsey Church parking lot walkers will proceed west on Main Street to learn about the houses along the way and some of the early families who lived there, including an early Baptist missionary and a world famous artist. In addition to many historic homes in Kents Hill village there were at one time establishments such as Eaton School, Morse Music Conservatory and, of course, Russell’s Orchard. Artisans, a furniture maker, a silver smith, mercantiles and Moody’s Tavern all graced this part of Kents Hill village in days of yore.  We will also explore the Kents Hill Cemetery as time and interest allows. Bring a sandwich if you wish to share lunch with some of the Walkers after the walk is completed.
Meet by 10am at the Torsey Church parking lot on Kents Hill, Main Street. There is no charge for Readfield History Walks but donations are welcome to Readfield Historical Society, to help procure and install historical site markers in Readfield, a "Museum in the Streets". FMI contact Dale Potter Clark at