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November 2019

Thanksgiving in the Golden Age of Postcards

November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Bath Historical Society will  present an illustrated lecture, “Thanksgiving in the Golden Age of Postcards,” by Susan F. Beegel on November 16th at 10:30 A.M in the Community Room. During the years 1905 to 1915, Americans were seized by a craze for postcards, mailing millions of whimsical, brightly colored images to each other every day. Thanksgiving greetings from this Golden Age of Postcards show us what Americans were excited and anxious about in an era that saw the rise of…

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January 2020

Town History Series 2020: Arrowsic. Matthew Caras, “Arrowsic’s Intertidal Zone: A Historical Perspective.”

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The sixteenth annual Town History Series begins on January 18th when Matt Caras will talk about the ordinance history of the intertidal zone in Arrowsic and its role in the island’s economy. The Town History Series, under the auspices of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, is jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On five Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 A.M., people from the five towns that support the Library will present…

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Town History Series 2020: Woolwich. Rob Stevens, “Woolwich Soldiers and the 1775 Arnold Expedition to Quebec”

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The sixteenth annual Town History Series continues with a lecture by Rob Stevens, who, in 2017, retraced Benedict Arnold’s 1775 expedition to Quebec. Stevens will discuss the original expedition in which soldiers from Woolwich and neighboring towns participated. The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces its sixteenth annual Town History Series, jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On five Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 A.M., people from the five towns that support…

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February 2020

Town History Series 2020: West Bath. Don Bruce, “What’s in a Name? An Historical Perspective on Place Names in West Bath”

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In the third lecture of the Town History Series, Don Bruce will give us a number of stories about the origin and meaning of place names in West Bath. The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces its sixteenth annual Town History Series, jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On five Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 A.M., people from the five towns that support the Library will present aspects of their towns’ histories…

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Town History Series 2020: Bath. Chris Timm, “Bath’s Ship-Owning Princes”

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

In the last talk of the Town History Series, Chris Timm will consider the ship-owning princes of Bath.  Bath’s maritime families presented a number of public images. Some embraced a salty austerity, while others promoted their role as global connoisseurs of wealth and taste. This talk looks at how these public personas might relate to reality, with an examination of art, architecture, and curios. The image above, courtesy of the Maine Maritime Museum, is of the Houghton,  a full-rigged ship…

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April 2020

History Room Live: Exploring Ancestry for Families

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our History Room staff Karen and Jill on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room!

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History Room Live: Karen’s Tips for Learning Genealogy Online

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our History Room staff Karen and Jill on Zoom to learn about history and genealogy resources on the web!

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May 2020

History Room Live: Postcards Past & Present

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our History Room staff Jill and Karen on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room!

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History Room Live: Coffee Hour

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our History Room staff Jill and Karen on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room!

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History Room Live: Telling Your Story

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our History Room staff Jill and Karen on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room! Karen will share tools and tips for writing about personal life experiences, and Jill will present an update on the How’s Your Week Going? COVID-19 Story Archive. Whether you’re already an avid writer/diarist/storyteller or you’re just getting started, please join us with your own questions and ideas about sharing your story. To register and recieve…

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