On Wednesday, June 29th we had our Annual Membership Meeting for 2016. The featured presentation was on our summer exhibit, “Games People Play” and was beautifully presented by local historian and member Winifred Mott and society president Nancy Schlanser. If you missed the meeting and would like to get in on the information that was shared on the exhibit, stop by the Historical Society during our open hours, Wednesday afternoons, 1 – 4 PM all summer.
What games did you play growing up, and where did you play them? What games do you play today with friends and family? We posed this question at the membership meeting and got some wonderful responses. Feel free to comment on this post with yours.
Wednesday, July 27th – The Birth of Modern Baseball & the 1919 World Series Scandal – 6 PM – First Baptist Church
Not to be missed! The Birth of Modern Baseball & the 1919 White Sox World Series Scandal are the topics of our first program by our own Bob Moorehead. Bob’s talk will be based on the book, “The Betrayal” by Charles Fountain. Bob is well-known as a sports editor and his talk will be a highlight of the summer.
Baseball appropriate food will be served starting at 6PM! Come out for your hot dogs and peanuts and Cracker Jack! Talk begins at 7.
RSVPs are appreciated.
Tuesday, August 9th – Presentation on Hannibal Hamlin, the 1860 Presidential Campaign, and its Impact on Paris, Maine – 7 PM – First Baptist Church
In this presidential election year, we couldn’t let the summer pass by without highlighting our own, Hannibal Hamlin, the campaign of 1860 and its impact on Paris, Maine. Linda Richardson, Rev. Mary Beth Caffey, and the historical society are working together to make this an interesting presentation. More info to come!
Wednesdays 1-4 PM All Summer Long – Historical Society Building
Come see our current featured exhibit plus so many other interesting artifacts that reflect our rich and fascinating history. A friendly docent will be there to greet you and assist in answering your questions, finding historical information you may be looking for, and sharing your interest in Paris Hill history. We’d love to see you.
And…check back to our web page on Monday for a fun game you can play along with us from anywhere in the world.
Have a great Fourth of July weekend!