Farmington, Maine Historical Society
Preserving Farmington's history for the future
Located in Farmington, Maine, the historical society is touted by state and preservation agencies as being "far ahead of most historical societies." the Farmington Historical Society has been procuring and preserving Farmington's incredible history since 1961.
Farmington Historical Society
The Farmington Historical Society’s museum, Titcomb House, at 118 Academy St. will be open each Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the summer months. It is also open by appointment by calling Jane Woodman (441-5284) or Claudia Bell (491-8368). Please stop by when you’re in Farmington.
Titcomb House Museum
Mugs Featuring S. Lorette Artwork!
A new series of mugs featuring Shirley Lorette's artwork is now available. This year's artwork is of the old F.L. Butler building on Front St. It was the warehouse of Knowlton McLeary before being removed when the structurally-compromised building became unsafe for use. Available at Sugarwood Gallery and Calico Patch. $15 each.
For reservations to any of these shows call 207-778-2006. All shows begin with a dessert social at 6 PM along with a Jam Session in the downstairs meeting hall. Show times are 7 PM.
Check out our new "History Resources" page. Several resources with links are available in one-stop-shopping to make it easy to read and research. Click on the History Resources page seen in the navigation menu on the left.
Mark and Raianne have recently returned from their ninth annual Massachusetts Walking Tour in which they performed 11 free community concerts. This year the troupe paddled along the CT River and hiked their way through the Pioneer Valley.
Each summer since 2010 they have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each evening they stop over in yet another Massachusetts town, putting on a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey. These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections. In the fall of 2017 Mandeville and Richards received official recognition before congress and were added to the congressional record by Senator Ed Markey for their efforts in the community through the Massachusetts Walking Tour.
These artists blend distinctive voices with rich tantalizing harmonies and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass) featuring original and traditional acoustic Folk/Americana songwriting. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. They have been well-received by audiences around the United States and Canada since 2010.
Their performance is Saturday, August 18th at 7 PM. Admission is $15... $10 for College and High School Students...$5 for Elementary Students.... pre-schoolers are free. Reservations at 778-2006.
- Oct 20 – (Sat) – The Gawler Family
- Dec 8 – (Sat) – Dave Rowe Holiday Concert
- Dec 20 – (Thurs) - Franklin County Fiddlers Reunion
- Mar 14 – (Sat) – Eric McDonald- Daymart – Maine based Irish Music Trio
Monday, June 25, Farmington Historical Society Meeting
This month's meeting is at the Titcomb House, 118 Academy St., Farmington; 6 p.m. Pot Luck supper, short meeting to follow.
The program is : “Doll Tales;” Jane Woodman and Claudia Bell highlight some of the unique dolls in the extensive antique doll collection left to the FHS by Sadie Pearson Lowell. Learn more about this unusual treasure. Everyone welcome.
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards