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 series of mugs featuring Shirley Lorette's artwork is 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.
Kenny Wing will present “Flagstaff Lake and Dead River History” at the monthly membership meeting and potluck.
The North Church is located at 118 High Street in Farmington. The dinner and program are open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share if they are participating in the dinner. Non-dinner guests are welcomed and encouraged to be there by 6:45 to hear and see the program.
- October 22: Flagstaff Lake and Dead River History. Kenny Wing will present the program. Potluck.
- November 26: Franklin Savings Bank's 150th Anniversary history, at Franklin Savings Bank, 197 Main Street. No potluck, hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Flagstaff Lake and
Dead River History
John and Ellen Gawler and their daughters Molly, Edith, and Elsie, and joined by Bennett Konesni, bring you an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. They accompany interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele and piano as well as a few surprises.
Whether they are crooning a poignant ballad or delivering a rollicking fiddle tune, their unique arrangements are especially engaging and often go along with anecdotes of historical or humorous content.t.
Although the Gawlers may be best known for their extensive collection of dance tunes in the Scots-Irish and French Canadian traditions, their repertoire may include a gutsy ‘ Sweet Honey in the Rock’ a capella worksong or an amusing ode to everyday life.
With their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship, and with the CD Golden Thread to their credit, the Gawlers have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast.
- Oct. 20 The Gawler Family
- Dec. 8, Dave Rowe Trio Holiday Concert
- Dec. 21, Franklin County Fiddlers Alumni Concert
The Gawler Family
Take a ride on the Narrow Gauge!
The Phillips Historical Society has invited all area Historical Societies, members and guests to take a walk back in time with a ride on the Narrow Gauge SR-RL Railroad at its end of season Potluck supper on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Please gather at 4 p.m. at the train station with a potluck supper to follow at the Phillips Community House on Main Street. This free event is a way of saying thanks for a great year as well as catching up with one another.
There is some construction on the road where they're changing a culvert, so the new route is Rt. 142 out of Phillips towards Salem. Cross a bridge about a mile (+/- ) from downtown Phillips, then take a sharp right turn onto Bridge St. Stay on Bridge St. until you see the train.
Please share this with as many of your society members and other historical societies.
The Community house will be open if anyone has something that needs to be kept warm while we are on the train ride. We hope to see you there