Town History Series 2023

The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces the nineteenth annual Town History Series!

The Town History Series is a long-standing Patten Free Library tradition that brings together Patten Free Library’s member communities to learn about and celebrate each town’s local history.  The town of Arrowsic, Bath Historical Society, Georgetown Historical Society, West Bath Historical Society, and Woolwich Historical Society each select a speaker to present on an aspect of their local history.  All programs take place at 10:30 a.m. and will be presented in person, live on Zoom, and recorded and streamed on BCTV.

Click on the individual listing below to learn more and register online. Recordings will become available below and on the Town History Series playlist the week after they are live.


Saturday, January 28: West Bath

Sabino: An Historic Overview with Jay E. Paris Jr.


Saturday, February 4: Bath

Oak Grove Cemetery: A History, with Stories with Joe Minott


Saturday, February 11: Georgetown

Tide Mills of Georgetown with Harry Hopcroft


Saturday, February 18: Woolwich

“Good Health, Good Morals, and Training:” Summer Camps in Woolwich with Allison Hepler


This year’s Town History Series is dedicated to Sheila Spear. Sheila volunteered for the History Room, indexing obituaries for our Memory database, and she was the first Town Administrator of Arrowsic until her retirement in 2022. At last year’s Town History Series, Sheila represented Arrowsic and presented Gift or Purchase? Relation to the Land, Arrowsic 1717. Sheila is greatly missed.

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