Every Thursday 1 – 4 PM OPEN at our building on Tremont Street.
June 28th – Annual Membership Meeting, 7 PM, 48 Tremont Street:
We will talk about the season, enjoy refreshments, and are also excited to announce that we will have a short presentation by lifelong Paris Hill resident Holly Brown about her own creative work and that of her grandmother, Florence Hastings, whose work has also been featured at the Bethel Historical Society. We’ll hear about quilting, rug braiding and hooking, and more.
July 17th – Talk by Dr. Martha McNamara of Wellesley College on the life and art of Pedro Tovookan Parris, 7 PM, First Baptist Church:
Dr. McNamara is the foremost expert on the life of former-slave, artist, and public speaker Pedro Tovookan Parris who was brought to Paris Hill to live with the Parris family in the mid 1800s.
July 21st – Founders’ Day, 10-2 on the village green and at our building on Tremont Street:
The Historical Society building at 48 Tremont Street will be open from 10 – 2 and we will also have a spot on Hannibal Hamlin Drive where you will be able to purchase Peg Doore note cards and gift wrap, and other items that we will have for sale. Stop in to the building or see our docents at the gift table on the green to ask questions about Paris Hill history as well.
August 11th – Paris Hill Music Festival, 10-2, 48 Tremont Street:
We will be open to visitors to the Paris Hill Music Festival on this day, so in addition to enjoying great music at the church, please stop by and see us.
August 25th and 26th, Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4 each day, Paris Hill Artists and Makers Show, Paris Hill Community Club:
We will be displaying a variety of art and craft work from artists and makers of Paris Hill both past and present. This is the venue where we will be able to display items too large for our home building on Tremont Street and from a wider variety of Paris Hill artists and makers. We hope to have some of our living artists on hand to answer questions and present their work. Continue to follow us on Facebook and our website for more details on this event.
Welcome to our Summer 2017 season at the Paris Hill Historical Society! Our 2017 theme is “Remember When” in celebration of our 50th Anniversary! We will be honoring and remembering the lives of our the seven members of our community who founded the society and signed our charter back in 1967.
Come on in to Society building and view our summer display honoring these members.
More dates and events to come.
Welcome! Our Summer 2016 events theme is “The Games People Play.” Our current featured exhibit includes board games and other pastimes that are a “blast from the past”. On display is a Parlor Bagatelle (an early pinball machine from the 1800’s), an old croquet set, mahjong and many games you have never heard of. Did you play Twister, Dragnet or piece together a wooden puzzle by Roland Chesley of Buckfield? We even have the Oxford Hills Game which looks similar to a monopoly game board with local businesses on the spaces. Another unique game is an old board game called, Numerica, which is a form of solitaire played solo or competitively.
In keeping with our theme we are pleased to present the following events!
Wednesday, June 29th – Annual Membership Meeting – 7 PM – Historical Society Building
Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting to catch up on and get ready for the activities and events we have planned this summer! If you have any old games tucked away in a closet bring them to the annual meeting and let’s have some fun. Weather permitting, we will have croquet going on the lawn plus card tables inside for playing games. Put aside your Xbox and PlayStation and come visit on a Wednesday summer evening and join in some old fashioned fun.
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
We are open! 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.