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October 2017

Ghosts of Freeport’s Past – Cemetery Tour

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Old Parish Burying Goround, Meeting House RD
Freeport, ME 04032
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$10 - $12

Presented by: the Freeport Historical Society and the Freeport Community Players Location: Old Parish Burying Ground (on Meetinghouse Rd, next to Wilbur’s Chocolate) Ghosts of Freeport’s Past October 28 8:00 PM at the Old Parish Burying Ground on Meeting House Road, on-line registration   First Parish Church, 40 Main Street, will be the venue for all cemetery tours that are rained out. “Ghost Tours” are 45 minutes long led by the interred of the Old Parish Burying Ground. Our Ghost Host will give…

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November 2017

Digging History! – A Presentation

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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  Digging History Archaeology Presentation at Freeport Community Library   On November 18, Freeport Historical Society will have a public presentation describing the results of their archaeological dig at Harrington House on Main Street. Artifacts will be on display and several participants—school-age students, members of an archaeology course, Boy Scouts, Teacher Sue Clukey, Maine State Archaeologist Leith Smith, and FHS Collections Manager Holly Hurd will describe their experiences and findings. Come and learn what digging in the ground has told…

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January 2018

Old House Research Workshop

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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  Old House Research Workshop Saturday Jan 27, 2:00 – 4:00 PM by Holly Hurd, Curator & Collections Manager   This 2-hour workshop will focus on teaching participants how to research their old house to determine the date it was built, who built it, and who lived there over time. It will also include information about genealogy research as it relates to house research.  Resources available at the historical society and online will be described, and part of the workshop will…

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Freeport’s Maritime History in the Age of Pirates, Porters and Paddlewheels

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freeport Public Library, 10 Library Drive
Freeport, ME 04032
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Freeport Historical Society Presents: a lecture by Alan Hall Freeport's Maritime History in the Age of Pirates, Porters and Paddlewheels Freeport Community Library Wed Jan 31 at 7:00 PM Alan’s talk will focus on the importance of Porter's Landing and its vital link to New England's maritime economy in the period between the mast trade and arrival of the railroad. He will explore the Porter family and their salt pan, the importance of the warehouse, their shipyard and ships, especially…

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February 2018

Historic Freeport Artwork

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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February 16 through April 27, 2018 Opening Night Reception February 15, 2018  5:00-7:00 PM Our new 10-week exhibit will showcase paintings and photographs related to historic Freeport, both modern and older works that depict people, places, or things that evoke historic meaning. Paintings or photographs of Casco Castle, ships built here, the Desert of Maine, historic buildings or businesses (usually older than a century), and people who lived and worked in town are possible subjects. Paintings from our collection as…

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Freeport Village Revisited 1950’s – 1970’s: The Structures and The Stories

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Freeport Village Revisited 1950’s – 1970’s: The Structures and The Stories Saturday, February 24, 2-4 pm Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main Street   Do you remember Freeport Village forty, fifty or sixty years ago? Local residents Brad Snow, Jane Chiarini Grant, and Polly Brann and are planning a February afternoon revisiting Main Street from Kendall’s Corner to Summer Street and surrounding east and west neighborhoods. Where did you live? Who were your neighbors? Exactly where did those houses go? Join…

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March 2018

Freeport Revisited Part Two: Come and Share Your Memories

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Due to the great interest generated at the Freeport Revisited event on February 24th, the Freeport Historical Society will host a part two. This will be an opportunity for you to share your memories of living around Main Street Freeport during the 50’s through the 70’s. Join your fellow neighbors as we share fond experiences of growing up in Freeport in a fun, informal, friendly setting. Please come with your favorite story and any pictures you may have. Saturday, March…

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Maine Before the Pilgrims a Lecture by John Butman

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Join us for a lecture given by John Butman. John will be discussing his new book New World, Inc. "There was a lot going on in America long before the Pilgrims arrived on Cape Cod in 1620—and some of the most important action was in Maine. Starting in 1602, the English organized many voyages of discovery, exploration, and settlement to Northern Virginia, as New England was then called. They came in search of gold, sassafras (which was thought to cure…

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April 2018

ANNUAL MEETING AND TRIBUTE

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Rd
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Sunday April 29, 2018 5:00-7:00pm South Freeport Church Join us for a reception and a brief business meeting. We will be presenting our annual awards and honoring three influential Freeport historic preservationists: Vicki Lowe, Mary-Eliza Wengren, and the late Sally Rand. Our volunteer of the year will be named along with the preservationist of the year. We will also be launching our Historic House Marker program and highlighting selected homes. Light refreshments provided. Sign up encouraged.

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May 2018

Exhibit Opening: Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Opening Reception Wednesday, May 23, from 5–7 pm  Exhibit runs May 24 through December of 2018. This new exhibit will highlight and interpret changes in Freeport Village over a century-and-a half beginning with the earliest landowners and developers, a blacksmith and store owners, and ending with the multi-store blocks and smithies that dominated the village at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit runs May 24 through December of 2018. All are welcome, please join us!  

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