Town History Series

The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces the eighteenth 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 a.m. and will be presented 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.

January 22: Arrowsic

Gift or Purchase? Right to the Land, Arrowsic 1717 | Sheila Spear

View the talk here.

January 29: West Bath Postponed due to weather

February 5: Bath

The Reconstruction of Maine’s First Ship | Jim Parmentier

View the talk here.

February 12: Georgetown

Captain Spinney – Seguin Ornithologist | Jeanne McGowan

View the talk here.

February 19: Woolwich

From Apples to Ale: A History of Montsweag Farm | Allison Hepler

View the talk here.

February 26: West Bath

The Geology of West Bath and its Influence on the Early Years | Jim Brophy


This year’s Town History Series is dedicated to Joseph Charles Seigh, who volunteered in the History Room for over 22 years.  Joe was instrumental in the creation of the Memory database, used for looking up obituaries and one of the unsung treasures of the History Room. Joe died this past July and will be greatly missed.

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