2019 MEETINGS & EVENTS
PARSONSFIELD-PORTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The public is invited to attend our meetings and the interesting programs.
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|Sat., Apr 27 2:00 pm.||MEETING at HISTORY HOUSE|
1st Meeting of the Season. Get an overview of what’s coming up, elect officers, find out how you can help. Bring a mystery object to see we can guess what it is. Refreshments will be served.
Host: Jan Iler & Sylvia Wilson
|Sat., May 18 2:00 pm.||MEETING at HISTORY HOUSE;-Learn about the struggle women had to gain the right to vote. Film & discussion. |
|Sat., June 1 1:00 – 4:00 pm.||ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE : Come learn about HER Story with exhibits & photos focusing on local and Maine women that struggled to make a difference, whether they could vote or not. |
|Sun., June 23 1:00-2:0 0 pm.||BLAZO-LEAVITT HOUSE TOUR – Donations benefit PPHS. Beautifully restored historic home located across from ParSem. Reservations can be made through MSAD#55 Adult Education Office (207-625-3092). Hosted by owner Peter Cyr.|
|Sun., June 29 2:00 pm.||MEETING at the former KEZAR FALLS PLAYHOUSE THEATER. (Tentative plan)|
Owner Silas Hagerty will present a special program for us focusing on his work at the theater..
Sat., July 6. 9 am- 1 pm.
|ANNUAL YARD & BAKE SALE: This a major fund-raiser for us. We will need items to sell, baked goods, and help setting up, selling, and clean-up.|
|Sat., July 27 2:00 pm.||MEETING at HISTORY HOUSE : |
A Great Turn Out: Factory Girls and Maine’s First Labor Strike. Presented by author and historian Elizabeth DeWolfe, Ph.D. & UNE professor.
Sat., Aug. 3,
|PAR SEM DAY – Parsonsfield Seminary Grounds|
Come visit us at our booth where you can purchase our publications and buy tickets for the wonderful quilt we are raffling off this year.
|Sat. Aug. 17- 1-3pm||ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE at the Parsonsfield Old Town House in Middle Road Village. Exhibits and photos. Come share your stories about this once bustling center of Parsonsfield. The Parsonsfield Union Church across the street will also be open for view. Host: Lyn Sudlow|
|Sun. Sept. 1, 1-3pm||OLD PORTER MEETINGHOUSE OPEN. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to tour this special building. Exhibits & more. Special guest artist/musician Katherine Rhoda will present songs of the Suffrage Movement.https://katherinerhoda.com|
Hosts; Curly Perzell & Carol Hover
|Sat. Sept 21, 2pm||MEETING at HISTORY HOUSE |
PROGRAM: Parsonsfield’s Hattie Moulton Revisited. Meet the Moultons, Lords, & Gales of old Middle Road, Parsonsfield through the letters of Hattie Moulton. Presented by Sylvia Wilson.
|Sat. Oct 19, 2pm.||MEETING at HISTORY HOUSE (Last business meeting of the year)|
PLANS AND PROSPECTS FOR THE KEZAR FALLS MILL.
Scott Mounce, who is purchasing the mill from the Town of Parsonsfield, will talk about what is happening at the Mill and answer all questions. Also: Drawing for thus year’s quilt.
|Sat. Nov. 9, 1pm||19th ANNUAL POTLUCK THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON for Members and Invited Guests. American Legion Hall, Mountain View Ave. Porter.|
To tour “HISTORY HOUSE” or “OLD PORTER MEETING HOUSE” or THE PARSONSFIELD OLD TOWN HOUSE
Except for the above dates these buildings may be seen by appointment only.
Contact Sylvia Wilson (625-4038), Jan Iler (625-7019) for arrangements to visit the 1st 2, and Lyn Sudlow (329-1349) for the last.
The Research Room at History House is also open
by appointment only at this time.
Call 625-7019, 625-4038, or email.