15th Town History Series

The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces its fifteenth annual Town History Series, jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On four Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 A.M., people from four of the five towns that support the Library will present aspects of their towns’ histories in the Library’s Community Room. Nathan Lipfert, Curator Emeritus of the Maine Maritime Museum, will give a talk about shipbuilding in Woolwich from 1764 to the present.  Nathan will give names and types of ships, as well as locations and names of builders and shipyards that produced more than 100 vessels in that time period.  For their Bath talk, Brenda and Tim will give details on the many small Bath cemeteries that are hardly known by most Bath residents and very poorly maintained.   In the Georgetown presentation, Darice Birge will give a detailed history of the Free-Will Baptists in that town, as gathered from the Georgetown Historical Society’s holding of records of that organization from 1798-1877.  The West Bath presentation by Avery Hunt will be an illustrated look at the 150-year history of places to stay or eat/buy food in West Bath. Doors open at 10 A.M. Come and listen to the stories.

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