2019 COMING EVENTS

MOOSEHEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUMS 
e-mail: mooseheadhistory@myfairpoint.net or call: 207-695-2909

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Thursday, August 22
CLIMATE, FORESTS & ECOSYSTEMS
7 p.m. at The Center for Moosehead History
by Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute & Maine State Climatologist Sean Birkel and
University of Maine Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology Jay Wason

 

SUMMER & FALL PROGRAMS

Museum Hours Open
EVELETH-CRAFTS SHERIDAN HISTORICAL HOUSE : Tours June 26th – September
Wed., Thurs., Fri. 1 – 4 p.m.

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE: Tues. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. year-round
LUMBERMEN’S MUSEUM open year-round
MOOSEHEAD’S OUTDOOR HERITAGE EXHIBIT
444 Pritham Ave., Greenville Junction

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THE CENTER FOR MOOSEHEAD HISTORY & THE AVIATION MUSEUM
Thurs.- Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  June 27th – September
6 Lakeview St., Greenville Village

JUNE

Thursday, June 20
Annual Meeting, at Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House, 6 p.m.
MOOSEHEAD’S OUTDOOR HERITAGE new, permanent exhibit
Unveiling to Trustees, MHS Members & Invited Guests

Wednesday, June 26
Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House opens for tours, 1 p.m.
MAYNARD’S-IN-MAINE 100TH ANNIVERSARY IN BUSINESS, Guest Exhibit

  Thursday, June 27 
The Center for Moosehead History opens, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
B-52 CRASH ON ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN, new exhibit
GREENVILLE VILLAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC RETROSPECTIVE, new exhibit

JULY

Wednesday, July 3 
THE MEN BEHIND THE 1836 MOOSEHEAD
“The Forks of the Kennebec” program & book signing by Marilyn Sterling-Gondek
6 p.m. at Shaw Public Library

Come hear about the first steamboat to ply Moosehead waters, by author Marilyn Sterling-Gondek, a first-rate researcher and historian. Marilyn will tell untold stories about the 1836 Moosehead, plus have copies of her hot-of-the-press book about the men who were speculating and settling the region.  The Moosehead area’s earliest logging operations were economically and culturally tied to The Forks, where logs sluiced from East Outlet of Moosehead Lake tumbled their way down the East Branch to the junction of the Dead and Kennebec rivers.  In the Forks of the Kennebec, author and historian Marilyn Sterling-Gondek has gathered details about the first steamboat on Moosehead Lake, and about the men who pioneered early efforts at large-scale logging in the region.  The steamboat Moosehead was put into service in 1836 by a group of men that included Moses Burnham and Samuel Fitzgerald.  It was for them that the two ponds at the foot of Squaw (now Big Moose) Mountain were named.

Wednesday – Friday July 24 – 26 
THOREAU WABANAKI TRAIL FESTIVAL
at The Center for Moosehead History
Partnered with the Natural Resource Education Center,
Maine Archives & Museums, Maine Woods Forever, and Shaw Public Library

Wednesday, July 24 
A THOREAU SAUNTER UP LITTLE MOOSE MOUNTAIN, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Guided by naturalist Wendy Weiger
meets at The Center for Moosehead History
(limited tickets for purchase, advance sign-up necessary)

ALL ABOUT MOOSE, 7 p.m. (back by popular demand!)
at The Center for Moosehead History
Presented by Maine’s Moose Expert Lee Kantar
of the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife;
lead on the 2019 North American Conference on Moose.
MOOSE CALLING demonstrations by Greenville’s own Eric Ward

Thursday, July 25
WABANAKI CULTURE & COLLECTIONS: 
INTERPRETING NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORIES AND ARTIFACTS FROM A DECOLONIZED PERSPECTIVE
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Center for Moosehead History
in partnership with Maine Archives & Museums & Maine Wood Forever

HOW TO COMMUNICATE NATIVE AMERICAN CONTENT & CARE FOR COLLECTIONS
by Jodi DeBruyne, Director of Collections and Research, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor
CAN WE DECOLONIZE EDUCATIONAL SPACES?
A CRITICAL LOOK AT COLONIZATION IN THE CLASSROOM AND MUSEUMS

by Starr Kelly, Curator of Education, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor
PENOBSCOT SENSE OF PLACE
by James E. Francis, Sr., Tribal Historian
& Director of the Penobscot Nation’s Cultural & Historic Preservation Department

Limited seating, pre-registration required for Wabanaki Workshop:
$30.00 MAM members/$40.00 non-members or public
Register at: mainemuseums.org
or Moosehead Historical Society & Museums: call 207-695-2909
e-mail: mooseheadhistory@myfairpoint.net
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Thursday, July 25
MOOSEHEAD’S LANDSCAPE & THE FUNCTIONS OF EASEMENTS
7 p.m. at The Center for Moosehead History
by Forest Society of Maine’s Erica Kaufmann, Forestland Easement Steward
& Kristin Peet, Forestland Conservation Specialist
call 207-695-2909 or e-mail: mooseheadhistory@myfairpoint.net

Friday, July 26
LITTLE
EXPLORERS ARCHEOLOGY program, 11 a.m., at Shaw Public Library
Children explore natural history and Maine Native American’s use of tools
by L.C. Bates Museum of Goodwill-Hinkley
LIVE OWLS! SEE & LEARN ALL ABOUT THESE FASCINATING BIRDS,
3:30 p.m. at The Center for Moosehead History
by the Chewonki Foundation’s Traveling Natural History Program
LILY BAY MYSTERY COVE PADDLING TRIP, 11:30 – 3:00 p.m.
meets at The Center for Moosehead History, lead by Bob Frederick
(limited tickets for purchase, advance sign-up necessary)
SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT MOOSEHEAD BROOK TROUT?
6:30 p.m. at The Center for Moosehead History
by Moosehead Regional Fisheries Biologist Tim Obrey,
Maine Department of Inland /fisheries & Wildlife
call 207-695-2909 or e-mail: mooseheadhistory@myfairpoint.net

Wednesday, August 7 
MAINERS IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR,
7 p.m. at The Center for Moosehead History
by Scott Settlemire

Thursday – Sunday, August 8 – 11 
FOREST HERITAGE DAYS
 Moosehead’s Outdoor Heritage and Lumbermen’s Museums (Thurs. – Sat.)
& The Center for Moosehead History
 (Thurs. – Sun.)
open for tours

Friday, August 9 
LOGGING INDUSTRY IN KOKADJO
at AMC Medawisla Camp, tour lunch
by Moosehead Historical Society & Museums Director Suzanne AuClair

LUMBERMEN DAYS with ROCKY ROCKWELL

5-7 pm at The Lumbermen’s Museum, 444 Pritham Ave., Greenville Junction, Me.

Saturday, August 10 
WELCOME BOOTH & GOODIE SALE
for Woodmen’s Game of Logging Day

Thursday, August 22 
CLIMATE, FORESTS & ECOSYSTEMS
7 p.m. at The Center for Moosehead History
by Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute & Maine State Climatologist Sean Birkel and
University of Maine Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology Jay Wason

Friday, September 20

Come Relax On The Porch

at the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan House
Fish House punch, hot mulled cider, Gingerbread & whipped cream, tidbits served lawn-side; inside if raining (or snowing)

November 
Deck the Halls Holiday Open House
at The Center for Moosehead History

 

.    THE MOOSEHEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUMS    .
Our Mission: to devote our resources to the discovery, identification, collection, preservation and interpretation of materials that document the history of the Moosehead Lake Region watershed and its people, past and present.  We seek to collect and record items of significance and to acquire and hold by purchase, gift, devise, bequest, grant or otherwise, real and personal property necessary or advantageous for the realization of the foregoing purposes.

The Moosehead Historical Society
is a registered 501C3 non-profit organization, No. 23 7138146.
Call: 207-695-2909 or Email: mooseheadhistory@myfairpoint.net