MOOSEHEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUMS SUMMER 2022! Dates, Times, Locations are Subject to Change Call 207-695-2909 to Check Schedules
Wednesday, June 22
Thursday, June 23
Thursday, June 30
WOODLAND TIES ~ DARK SKIES A new exhibit opens on June 30. The Moosehead Lake Region’s brilliant night skies just became famous. Come see why! This exhibit is made in collaboration with the Appalachian Mountain Club, whose land along the 100-Mile Wilderness was recently designated as an International Dark Sky Park, the first one east of the Mississippi River. This fascinating exhibit joins the rare Woodland Ties Native American presentation by the Moosehead Historical Society, made in partnership with Kim and Brenda Cartwright.
Thursday, June 30
Wednesday to Monday, July 20 to 25
Last Leg follows the last section of Thoreau’s 1857 canoe trip on the Penobscot River, made famous in his book The Maine Woods. Like Thoreau, paddlers will learn under the wing of Penobscot guides about Wabanaki heritage and Penobscot connection to the landscape. Saturday and Sunday are spent immersed in cultural activities on the Penobscot’s Sugar Island. Days include making your own basket, paddling a birch bark canoe, nature & plant exploratory walks, flint knapping, or wood carving; evenings in a talking circle around the campfire, with drumming & singing demonstrations. Monday after breakfast, paddlers move downstream from Sugar Island to Indian Island, load out, have lunch together & visit the Penobscot Nation Museum before saying goodbyes. Registration is limited, advanced sign-up required. Cost is $325/person; includes all but personal gear. To register, contact the Moosehead Historical Society, 207-695-2909 . firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thoreau Wabanaki Festival is made in partnership by The Moosehead Historical Society, the Penobscot Nation Cultural & Historic Preservation Dept., Maine Woods Forever, MHS Member Donor
Saturday, July 23
Friday, August 12 Forest Heritage Days Colby College Woodsman’s Demonstration at the Greenville Consolidated School Front Lawn, 130 Pritham Avenue, 3 pm – 5 pm. Mason’s Hall Woodsman’s Dinner at the Masonic Temple, 271 Pritham Avenue, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, $12 per person.
Saturday, August 13
Wednesday, August 17 The Story of Deer Island on Moosehead Lake with Greenville Historians Eric Ward and Candy Canders Russell, 6:30 p.m. Moosehead Cultural Heritage Center, 6 Lakeview Street, Greenville
Saturday, August 20
Thursday thru Saturday, September 8-10
Friday, September 9 Final Mission ~ The North Woods, at 6 p.m. with author Joseph R. Wax Mr. Wax recounts the ‘perfect storm’ of events that resulted in the devastating crash of the B-52 on Elephant Mountain the winter of 1963 and pays homage to the crew members and their families. Moosehead Cultural Heritage Center, 6 Lakeview St., downtown Greenville.