Town History Series: Bath

The Town History series takes place annually in January and February, bringing our communities together with a series of four to six presentations by representatives from local historical societies.

Peter Goodwin developed and managed the Town History Series from 2005 to 2020. Stay tuned for information about the 2021 series!

Recordings of most presentations are available in the History Room.

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The 2020 Town History Series is now available to view online!

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Bath

Bath’s Ship Owning Princes, presented by Christopher Timm, 2020. Available online!

Bath’s Ancient Burying Grounds: A Vanishing Treasure, presented by Brenda Cummings & Tim Richter, 2019.

Rare Shipbuilding Tools Recently Found In Bath’s North End, presented by Nathan R. Lipfert, curator emeritus, Maine Maritime Museum, 2018.

“Bath Never Saw Such Times As These”: the Housing Boom of World War One, presented by Robin A.S. Haynes, 2017.

Fisher’s Store: the Life and Times of Alonzo G. Fisher, presented by Frank Connors; researched by Linda Henderson and Frank Connors, 2017.

Patten Free Library: An Architectural Look, presented by Robin A.S. Haynes, 2016.

A History of Bath Newspapers: Loving the Bath Daily Times, presented by Charles Burden, 2015.

The Alarm of 1814: A Bath Episode of the War of 1812, presented by Nathan R. Lipfert, 2014.

Captain James F. Murphy and His Peripatetic Family, presented by Ralph Linwood Snow, 2013.

The Patten Free Library: A Brief History, presented by Peter Goodwin and Robin Haynes, 2012.

The Davenports of Bath, presented by Barry Sturgeon, 2011.

Charles Higgins: the Wallace Nutting of Bath, presented by Gordon Struble, 2010.

Gardiner G. Deering: Patriarch of Maine Shipbuilding, presented by Ken Martin, 2009

Sarah Sampson and Ruth Henry: Two Bath Nurses, Two Wars, Two Legacies, presented by Mary Ellen Bell, Marla Davis, 2008.

Oscar Marsh Postcard Views of Early 20th Century Bath, presented by Peter Goodwin, 2007.

Victorian Interiors of Bath Homes, presented by Nathan Lipfert, 2006. (Not filmed.)

Bath: Past and Present, presented by Roy Lawrence, 2005. (Not filmed.)

History Room Hours & Staff

Hours
Open by appointment
Contact us

Staff
Jill Piekut Roy, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Peter Goodwin, Assistant
Jack Martin, Assistant
Karen Richard, Assistant

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