Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Saturday, September 3rd at Maranacook Boat Landing, Readfield

"The Founders and Evolution of SUMMER RESORTS AND KIDS CAMPS on Four Lakes in Central Maine" by Dale Potter-Clark and Charles L. Day, Jr.

Book Sale and Signing this Saturday, Sept. 3rd, at Maranacook Boat Landing, Readfield (1/2 mile south of Readfield Corner on route 41) 10am-2pm. The site for this appearance was chosen because of its proximity to Harvey Island Camp and also to Bill Morgan's Camp Maranacook for boys. Also nearby was the Harvey homestead on "Thunder Mountain", which has an infamous history on several levels. This is also near the location where the fable about the Indian Chief's son Haukeemah and the settler's daughter "Mary-no-cook" originated. Dale will point out and share stories about those locations to people who have interest. All of these stories and more are included in our book "Summer Resorts and Kids' Camps"!!
So, throw on your kyacks or canoes or tow your motor boats to the Maranacook Boat Landing, spend a little time with us learning about the history of the resorts and kids' camps on northern Maranacook, buy your copy of the book - chock full of pictures - and set out on your own history trek on the waters of northern Maranacook Lake!! It will be a great day of learning and fun in the sun!!
If you are unable to make this signing, follow this link to see what future opportunities are available!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Readfield History Walks for FALL 2016 Will Begin Soon...

Plans are underway for three History Walks this fall

Friday, September 23rd 10am-12noon
Readfield History Walk #36
Readfield Historical Society, Readfield Trails Committee
and Readfield Corner Water Association
Learn about the history and visit Readfield Corner’s original drinking water source - “the spring in John O. Craig’s pasture”; from there walkers will venture to the Readfield Corner Water Association on Bill Bourret Drive and hear the history of that from Ed Dodge, president of the association and Bill Bourret, one of the founders. The Water Association is perhaps one of Readfield's "best kept secrets". From there we will cross Church Road onto the site of the old Kennebec County Agricultural Fair to see recent improvements and additions made by the Readfield Trails and Conservation Committees; and to hear about the days when the largest fair in Maine was held right there in Readfield! Park at Readfield Fairgrounds on Church Road by 10am. Bring a sandwich if you wish to share lunch at the home of Bill and Flo Drake immediately after the walk.
Saturday, October 15 (rain date Oct.22nd) 10am-12noon
Readfield History Walk #37  
Readfield Cemetery Committee, Readfield Historical Society,
Readfield Trails Committee and Union Meeting House  
A visit to the Readfield Union Meeting House and with some “Esteemed Residents” at Readfield Corner Cemetery  More details will be coming soon!
Friday, November 11th
Readfield History Walk #38
A special Veterans' Day event is in the making. Stay tuned!