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February 2017

Stories of Freeport’s Past: Celebrating Our Collections – Exhibit Opening

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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This exhibit will showcase objects that tell an interesting story, 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 to these strongly "storied" artifacts, you will see objects donated by families in town who do not often see their items on view, as well as some "mystery" objects--- items that are…

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April 2017

Annual Meeting 2017

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Reception at 5:00pm South Freeport Church 98 S. Freeport Road, South Freeport   There will be a reception then a brief business meeting followed by our annual awards and then a presentation by Kristin Krause, Simon Skold, Jesse Wakeman and Holly Hurd, on the heroic true story of the ship Hornet in 1866. The crew of the Hornet and her Freeport captain, Josiah Mitchell are the subject of Krause’s book and the Freeport High School fall…

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The Great Hamilton

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Thursday, April 20, 7:00pm Freeport Community Library Written & performed by Charles W. Stockbridge Charles Stockbridge is an experienced lecturer on the founding of the first United States currency and the restoration of the public credit put forth by Alexander Hamilton in 1790. In this play, Mr. Stockbridge reenacts Hamilton in period attire. The setting is December 23rd, 1800 and the political atmosphere is charged with a dead-locked ballot for the Presidency: Thomas Jefferson versus Aaron Burr.  

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Writing Contest: The Art In Artifacts

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

February 23 – April 15 (deadline past for entries) Awards Ceremony April 23rd 5-7 pm South Freeport Church RSVP by April 20 Freeport Historical Society is hosting a writing contest in conjunction with our 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…

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