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We are sorry …

Our program for Sunday, May 22 (Show & Tell) has been canceled. Both coordinators are out of town. To be rescheduled!

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Sunday, March 20,  3:00-5:00 PM:

Show & Tell—Anything paper!

 

Fellowship Hall, North Yarmouth Congregational Church

3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth

Bring something from you or your family’s past … and tell us its story! Our March theme is “Anything Paper”—letters, posters, papers, photos … you name it! This program is for all ages—young, old, and in between. We’ll have some North Yarmouth treasures on display, and refreshments, too. A short NYHS Annual Meeting precedes the program. For information, please call 829-3186

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23 7:00 PM:

Finding Irish Ancestors: Old Ways & New

North Yarmouth resident David Kennedy has been on an epic quest to document the history of his Irish family. Come hear his stories and get genealogy search tips! Donations appreciated; light refreshments served.

Fellowship Hall, North Yarmouth Congregational Church

3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth

For more info, email nyhs@maine.rr.com or call 846-4379

 

 

SoupCiderDay2014

Soup and Cider Day! October 26, 2014

Since the Old Town House is still closed due to structural problems, our friends at Skyline Farm have offered to host Soup and Cider Day at Skyline!

From Noon-3 PM, come on over to Skyline Farm at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. We’ll have North Yarmouth Historical’s venerable cider press in action and we’ll let the liquid gold pour away. Drink as much as you want, and enjoy home made soup and breads, too.

Many thanks to Hansel’s Orchard,  just down the road from Skyline, who will be contributing apples to press!

Soup & Cider day is traditionally a real community affair and, as always, we’re asking for a few good cooks to contribute a crockpot of your best soup or your favorite cornbread or rolls. Please call 846-4379 to let us if you can bring a contribution.

Come turn the crank of the cider press … walk Skyline’s trails … peek into the museum … have a hearty lunch … pick a bushel of apples at Hansel’s … enjoy a beautiful fall day. Dress warm!

See you soon,

North Yarmouth Historical Society

PS. Call 846-4379 for more information.

2013 Programs

The Squalus Disaster

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 6:30 PM

North Yarmouth Historical Society presents its second annual Pre Patriots Day Program: The Squalus Disaster with master storyteller and scientist Gordon Corbett.

This dynamic program will take place on Sunday, evening, April 14, at 6:30 PM at Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth. All donations gratefully appreciated, and dessert will be served.
The program focuses on the Squalus disaster of May 23, 1939, when 26 men, trapped in a sunken submarine off the Isles of Shoals, drowned under 243 feet of water. 33 men survived and were rescued. This harrowing incident shook the nation and was especially devastating to residents of Maine and New Hampshire.
Science can explain the disaster and the rescue of the Squalus survivors. None can tell the story better than educator Gordon Corbett, who has studied the incident for years and specializes in making history come alive with science demonstrations and visuals. His program last year on the Titanic drew record crowds.
NYHS welcomes the whole family to come hear a compelling story that is a perfect mix of history and science.

Focus on the Center

Monday, March 18, 2013, 6:30 PM

North Yarmouth Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 3 Gray Road (Routes 115 and 231) North Yarmouth. Short Annual Meeting of the North Yarmouth Historical Society to precede the program.

North Yarmouth’s small Walnut Hill village is poised at the edge of change. For a community that can seem no more than a crossroads, a plan for creating a town center is a stimulating idea that’s begun to percolate.

And when the town’s Historical Society proposes to move its 150-year-old Old Town House to the Town Center site, the plan starts to take on a more exciting focus.
Focus on the Center is a two-fold presentation about North Yarmouth’s plan for a center, and a history of the Old Town House—a building on the move.

 

2012 Programs

Using Tax Records in Genealogy—How Taxes Can Be a Good Thing

Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:30 PM, Location TBA

Presenter: Dr. Carol McCoy.
Old tax records provide valuable clues to our ancestors’ lives. In the replica watches early days of America, people were taxed on their property. Collected taxes were used to repair and replica watches build roads, to support the military, and to provide revenue for many reasons. Learn about the types of tax records that may be available, where to look for them, and how they can help you replica rolex daytona solve genealogy problems. Dr. McCoy, president of find-your-roots.com and McCoy Consulting, has been tracing her family history for 25 years. She enjoys solving mysteries, finding new family members for people, and creating a readable and interesting family history report for others.

Find out more at www.find-your-roots.com.

“Hands to Work and Hearts to God”: A History of the Maine Shakers

Monday, May 21, 6:30 PM, Location TBA

With David L. Richards of the Margaret Chase Smith Library.
This slide presentation will survey the history of the Shaker religious communities in Alfred and Sabbathday Lake, Maine, from the 1780s to the present. It will focus on the connection between Shaker beliefs and material culture in the forms of architecture, crafts, and music.

Just before summer fix-up season…

Maine Preservation: It’s Good to be Old

Monday, June 18, 6:30 PM, Location TBA

Love old houses and buildings? This program is for you! In this illustrated presentation, Greg Paxton, Executive Director of Maine Preservation, will tell us about the replica breitling Chrono-Matic great work his organization does, and will lend his expertise to our favorite historic structure in North Yarmouth, the Old Town House.

North Yarmouth Historical Society at Fun Day

Saturday, September 8, all day, North Yarmouth Village Green

Our usual delicious fare, books and other items for sale, and maybe a special exhibit!

Painting Conservation

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Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM, Location TBA

With Nina Roth-Wells, Painting Conservator. This presentation will introduce the concepts of art conservation, featuring case studies of paintings that Ms. Roth-Wells has worked on recently, with a focus on Maine and regional art replica cartier santos. A native of New York City,  Ms. Roth-Wells has a Master’s degree in Art Conservation, with a specialization in the conservation of paintings and frames. Her firm, Nina A. Roth-Wells, LLC, based in Georgetown, Maine, serves museums and private owners.

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