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July 2018

Coastal Winds Concert

July 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Bring a blanket and lunch and have yourself a picnic in the Historical Society courtyard while listening to the sounds of the Freeport’s own Coastal Winds. An afternoon that is sure to be a delight! About the Band: The Coastal Winds, the Freeport area’s community band, comprises over 35 dedicated and talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists. Membership is on a volunteer basis and includes professional musicians, business people, and retirees from the Mid Coast area, as well as a…

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August 2018

Costumed Historic Village Tours

August 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - September 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Harrington House, 45 Main Stret
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14TH AT 3PM 45 MAIN STREET NONMEMBERS $8 MEMBERS $6 KIDS FREE  

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An Evening with the Collections

August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harrington House, 45 Main Stret
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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The Collections Committee of Freeport Historical Society has developed a new initiative to create an advocacy group--“Friends of the Collections.” Members would be centrally involved in establishing and maintaining a “Collections Fund,” and in making decisions about historical items offered for sale. We are hosting an event to showcase some of our most important collections. Please come to learn more about our historical artifacts, and to consider whether you would like to join us. We hope to sponsor these gathering…

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September 2018

Mast Landing Lecture by David Coffin

September 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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A view of the history of the Mast Landing area from 1760-1860, including masting, ship building, and the mills and brickyards. We will look at the impact the Dennison family had on the area and their contribution to the economic growth and expansion of Mast Landing. We will also cover the growth of the road structure and its importance, a time line of selected homes, and discuss important lotting maps by the decade complied E. S. Coffin. A scale drawing…

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43rd Annual PETTENGILL FARM DAY

September 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Pettengill Farm, 31 Pettengill Road
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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    Pettengill Farmhouse and Grounds Join us at for a day of family fun at our pristine 140-acre Salt Water Farm. There is always a lot to see and do on this 200+ year old farmstead as we celebrate rural life of the 1800’s.  We will enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, kid’s crafts and games, farm animals, apple cider pressing, specialty walks on the grounds, agility-dog exhibition, lunch and more. The original farmhouse will be open that day and…

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October 2018

Book Talk & Reception: Freeport Through the Years by Holly Hurd

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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From the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, this book contains 229 previously unpublished historic photographs with new research and information. Holly's presentation will highlight historic images from the book and include behind-the-scenes bonus material. Reception to start at 6:00pm. $5 or free with a purchase of a book. Seating is limited so advanced registration is recommended. 

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Ghosts of Freeport’s Past

October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodlawn Cemetery,

UPDATE: Due to rain tomorrow 10/27, we will be offering one indoor performance of Ghosts of Freeport's Past at the First Parish Church at 7pm. Guests are also welcome to attend the Sunday performance at 3:30 at the First Parish Church.   Presented by Freeport Historical Society and the Freeport Community Players Thursday through Saturday, October 25-27, 2018 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm Woodlawn Cemetery In the event of inclement weather, one evening show at 7pm will take place at First Parish Church, 40…

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November 2018

Restoration of Halfway Rock Light, a lecture by Ford Reiche

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Ford Reiche has owned and restored four buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places. Recently he renovated a local lighthouse which has become the recipient of local and national awards. The restoration is the subject of a recent book and documentary on Discovery/DIY channels. In 1871, the federal government built Halfway Rock Light Station at the entrance to Casco Bay, ten miles off shore from what was then one of the busiest ports in America. Called a “stag lighthouse”…

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January 2019

50th Anniversary Celebration

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Join us Friday, January 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Harrington House to recognize the anniversary date of our incorporation!  Visit with members, trustees, staff, and many others from the past who have made FHS the successful, vibrant organization that is it today – including some special friends who signed on in 1969 as original Corporators and Charter Members. Stop in for a champagne toast, tasty snacks, a special anniversary cake. Remarks and remembrances at 6:00 PM. 

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February 2019

Be My Valentine

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Beth Baird, known as the Valentine Lady, has travelled throughout the US and Britain looking for all kinds, shapes and sizes of Valentines. She will be sharing her extensive collection of ephemera with us. Join us to will learn about the history of Valentines from their inception in the early 1800‘s to the present day.   This event is free but space is limited. Please register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/be-my-valentine-tickets-55378458460                             Snow date: February 13

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