Upcoming Theme: Arts, Crafts, & Collections, Plus Two Calls for Community Involvement

Snowstorm
The Doe House, c.1870, on Hannibal Hamlin Drive, a bit snowed in right after the March 8th storm.

Well, we’ve just had another big snowy northeaster come through here, but…the Paris Hill Historical Society is starting to get organized for the upcoming summer open season!  This year’s theme will be Arts, Crafts, & Collections. We are in the process of lining up some great speakers and programs, including a talk by Dr. Martha McNamara of Wellesley College on the 19th century life and biographical art of Pedro Tovookan Parris.  

We have two community calls to action as we begin our 2018 season.

We know that we have many artists, crafters, and makers on the Hill.  If you are one of them and would like to participate in this season’s celebration of creativity on the Hill, past and present, please get in touch with us at parishillhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.  Your work may just fit in to one of our 2018 programs or exhibits.  Additionally, if you have in your collection an art or craft piece made by one of our forebears that you would like to share with our community, please contact us as well.  

Speaking of collections, the Advertiser Democrat wrote a nice article this past fall about our Memory Chest project.  You can read the article here: http://advertiserdemocrat.com/items-sought-paris-hill-memory-chest/  We are still very much looking for donations for this project, which do not have to necessarily be objects, although those are welcome.  They can be written memories, a letter to the future, and more. We have a form with directions on how to contribute to this time capsule, to be opened in 2042, and we would love to have you participate.  

Again, for either of these initiatives, please contact us at parishillhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or, if you are more comfortable with a friendly phone call, just contact Beth Miller at 207-890-8490. You can also always find us on Facebook as Paris Hill Historical Society and online at www.parishillhistoricalsociety.org.  

Thank you and let’s hope mud season is short and spring and summer seem long!  

 

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