Martha Elkin will discuss and demonstrate the ancient art of shearing, carding and spinning wool at a meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend without charge.<p> She will show samples of wool and yarn that has been dyed with plants from her farm in Sumner.<p> Martha, a native and former resident of Danville, was a nursing educator for more than 20 years <p> and is the author of a nursing textbook. She retired from teaching to farming and with her partner, <p> Mary Ann Haxton, owns A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, where they have 28 sheep, six Angora goats, 32 <p> laying hens, and make maple syrup. The farm and the farm store are open the third weekend of the <p> month and other times by appointment or chance. The farm web site is: <a href="http://www.awrinkleinthymefarm.com">www.awrinkleinthymefarm.com</a><p> Martha participates in the living history program at Morrill Farm in Sumner, for which she is the <p> schoolmarm for an 1853 school day. She also organizes the fiber and sheep portion of the program, which involves fiber production similar to how it was done in the late 1800s.
Jay Hoar talks at the annual meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society on 28 May 1985. Mr. Hoar might have given more than one talk but we believe that this recording is the one he gave in 1985. I am sorry, I have misplaced the URL for the photo of ghJones.
Charles D. HESELTINE was the author of Bangor Street Railway: Transportation Bulletin No. 81, January-December 1974 Warehouse Pt. CT, Connecticut Valley Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. 1974, First edition. (ISBN: 0-910506-17-5). Hardcover. The development of street railways in Bangor, Maine. 82 pages with historic photographs, rosters and maps. Light bumping to two corners. A fine and bright copy. We found from the SSDI CHARLES D HESELTINE was born 18 Feb 1911 died 30 Nov 1989. His SS no was 004-05-1947 Maine. In Oct of 1983 he was of South Portland, Maine and gave a talk on The Electric Railway System Out of Lewiston, Maine at a meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Thumbnail image courtesy of www.octranspo.com/about_OC/History/Ahearn_Soper.htm
Starbird talks on Danville, Maine History. This talk was given at a meeting held in March of 1967 of the Androscoggin Society of Auburn, Maine small image courtesy of MEC684.JPG, Larry L. Goss Maine Central F3A and GP7 on Freight at Danville
At the 28 Nov 2000 meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Societ, Kim MacIsaac talks about the Peaks Island History 1628 to 2000.Photo courtesy of http://www.peaksisland.info/ Please see this web site of more information.
Pastor Ron Parker of Durham, Maine talk about the History of Shiloh Church of Durham, Maine at the Sept 1997 meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society of Auburn, Maine
(Audio Only) Dr. Edith Hary gives an interesting talk on the History of the Maine State Law Library at the meeting of the ANdroscoggin Historical Society held 26 April 1977.
The Archaeology in Androscoggin Valley of Maine talk was given by Bruce Bourque, Chief Archaeologist of the Maine State Museum. This talk was record live at the meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society held on 26 Oct 1999. Bates College states: "The Maine press paid particular attention to the work of an anthropologist at Bates this year. Bruce Bourque, chief archeologist and curator of ethnology at the Maine State Museum and a lecturer at Bates, had a hand in two publications addressing topics near and dear to Mainers. Bourque was one of 19 contributors to a much-publicized analysis, in a July issue of Science magazine, of the decline of coastal fisheries. Bourque also made news as principal author of Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine (University of Nebraska Press), the first authoritative history of Maine’s native people, published in September."
(audio only) David N. Bray of the Pejebscot Historical Society of Brunswick, Maine on 22 Nov 1983 at the meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society of Auburn, Maine gave a talk on what the are currently doing and a little of the history of the area. (this is not the complete talk but it is the best of the talk)
James R. Costello Sr. talks on the History of the Lewiston Daily Sun & The Evening Journal at the 23 Feb 1982, meeting of the Androscoggin Historical in Auburn, Maine.
(audio only) Past President of the Androscoggin Historical, Dr. Leslie Eastman, gave a talk at the AHS in Auburn, Maine on 25 Nov 1980 on the subject of Endangered Species of Maine Flowers.
Mr. Skinner received a Certificate of Commendation in 1975 for 6 decades of work in preserving and interpreting historical heritage of Androscoggin County, Maine. This award was given by the American Association for State and Local History. AASLH began in 1904, under the wing of the American Historical Association. Then called the Conference of State and Local Historical Societies, AASLH broke out on its own in December of 1940 to become the American Association for State and Local History. Now, 100 years after the first organization was created in support of the burgeoning field of state and local history, AASLH is still the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to the field at large. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH is proud to provide a home for those who work and volunteer in the field of state and local history. http://www.aaslh.org/
Dr. Robert York, Maine State Historian, talks on Denominationalism in Maine History at the 28 Nov. 1978 meeting of the ANdroscoggin Historical Society in Auburn, Maine
Ms. Marilyn Burgess talks on an overview of Leeds, Maine History at the from 1801-2001 at the 27th Nov. 2001 meeting of the ANdroscoggin Historical Society
(Audio only) W. Dennis Stires is the host of a round table talk on the subject of 150 years of Androscoggin County History. This was an interactive talk. This meeting covered different subjects than the published county history he co-authored with Mike Lord.
(audio only) Automobiles Built in the State of Maine was a talk that was given by Maine author & publisher, Richard A. Fraser of Poland, Maine on 24 Feb 2004 at the Androscoggin Historical Society in Auburn, Maine
(audio only) Maine author, George F. Melvin talks at the Sept 25th, 2007 meeting of the Androscoggin Historical SOciety on the topic of the GRand Trunk Railway of Maine.
On 23 Oct 2007, Mr. W. Dennis Stires of Livermore, Maine came this talk at the regular month meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society in Auburn, Maine
William P. Frye: Lewiston, Maine's Political Wonder Becomes "Vice President" of the United States is a talk which was givem by Androscoggin Historical Society member and past President, Prof. Douglas I. Hodgkin of Lewiston, Maine. This talk was given at the annual meeting of the Society in Auburn, Maine on 27 May 2008
Mr. Gary Libby gives a talk on the Chinese of Maine at the 26th April 2005 meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society meeting at Auburn, Maine. Gary W. Libby is a native of Portland and a graduate of the Portland Public Schools. He graduated from the University of Maine in Portland with a degree in Political Science and earned a law degree from Duke University He was a member of the first Board of Directors of Legal Services for the Elderly. He served nine years as a board member of the Maine Historical Society and is currently a board member of the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine.