Thursday, August 8, 2019

Readfield Heritage Days Aug. 9-11, 2019

Readfield Heritage Days will be a busy weekend, with events of all kinds happening all over town! The kick off tomorrow evening will take place at the Readfield Historical Society (RHS). Read on FMI about that and other events being hosted by RHS on Friday and Saturday. To learn more about other Readfield Heritage events scheduled for this weekend follow this link.  
v  Aug. 9, Friday, 5-7pm 16th annual Wine & Cheese at the Readfield Historical Society, sponsored by the Winthrop Federal Credit Union. Come and enjoy the camaraderie of others who have similar interests, browse the museum and gift shop, and enjoy the variety of delectable foods, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.  At 6pm help celebrate the dedication of the new RHS Military Room, in honor of Bill & Flo Drake.
v  Aug. 10, Saturday, 10am -12noon Dale Potter-Clark and Bill Adams will co-lead Readfield History Walk #53, titled “Readfield Corner Before 1827”. This starts inside the Union Meeting House (UMH), 22 Church Road where UMH historian Marius Peladeau will talk about the building; then Dale and Bill will transport you back in time with a walk n talk, when you will discover some of the people, businesses and homes that existed at Readfield Corner before the Union Meeting House was built in 1827. Twenty-page companion booklets will be available for a suggested donation of $5.00 each. Marius, Dale and Bill all have some surprises in store for you. This walk n talk will culminate at the Old Fairgrounds at noon, just in time to eat lunch from one of the food vendors that will be set up for Heritage Days.
v  Aug. 10, Saturday, 10-2pm The Readfield Historical Society building will be open, with RHS president Bob Harris on duty. Stop by to see the new displays that have been set up this summer, including the Military Room. There will also be a 16 min. revolving slide show on view throughout these hours, of vintage photos depicting Readfield Corner as it was before the devastating fire of 1921.
v  Aug. 10, Saturday, 1-2pm Dale and Bill will be at the Readfield Historical Society to answer questions about Readfield Corner relative to their History Walk that morning and can also answer questions about the slide show on display. Dale will also be available to sign books she has authored, that are on sale in the RHS gift shop.

One more thing… Mark your calendars for History Walk #54, Friday, Sept. 13th 10am-12noon of the Readfield Poor Farm on Town Farm Road. Co-sponsored by Kennebec Land Trust and co-led by Howard Lake from the Kennebec Land Trust and Tim Sniffin from the Readfield Conservation Commission.

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