Members and friends are invited to attend “Ancestors in the Attic” at the March 18, 12pm-3pm, 45 Main Street. The program will begin with a simple lunch to become acquainted, and will be followed by participants describing a historical object or photograph they have brought along. This event coincides with our new exhibit “Stories of Freeport’s Past: Celebrating Our Collections,” and is meant to give the public an opportunity to tell a story about their historic artifact. Come and share your enthusiasm for historic objects and view the items on display in our exhibit! Light lunch will be served RSVP required
The Freeport Historical Society wishes to congratulate George Denney for being named Freeport's Citizen of the year 2016, last night, February 28, 2017, at the regular session of the town Council Meeting. George was surprised and surrounded by his friends and family. A small reception followed at the Historical Society. George is a good friend of the Historical Society and as always we wish him the best.
Photo from the Town of Freeport Municipal Bulletin, March 1, 2017
Opens for viewing February 23, 2017 and will be on display until May 31, 2017 Exhibit Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9am-5pm 45 Main Street Freeport, ME Opening Reception February 23, 5-7pm A showcase of rarely seen objects from our collections archive. These objects "tell" an interesting story of Freeport's history: for example the top hat of Freeport entrepreneur E.B. Mallet who developed Freeport Village in the late 19th century by building a shoe factory, and opening a granite quarry, sawmill, and brickyard to encourage industrial production. In addition we will include objects donated by families in town who do not often see their items on view, as well as some "mystery" objects--- items that are intriguing, but come with little or no associated history (except that they are from Freeport).
Exhibit Programs will include:
Freeport Historical Society is running a writing contest in conjunction with their winter exhibit, Stories of Freeport’s Past: Celebrating Our Collection. The exhibit features infrequently-seen items from their collection, which they invite visitors to use as inspiration for written work. View the exhibit, select an item that moves you, and write! Writers of all ages are invited to submit their work, and all literary forms and genres are welcome. Complete contest guidelines will be available from Freeport Historical Society by February 23. There will be a celebratory reception on April 23rd, for contest winners. (location and time TBA) Contest Rules
“Ancestors in the Attic” Bring your objects objects that have a historical story. Share the story of your artifact while also having the opportunity to view and hear more about the objects in our exhibit.