Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 4:00—5:40 pm Sponsored by the Scarborough Lions For the Benefit of the Scarborough Historical Society & Venturing Crew 39 Tickets: $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children Location: Scarborough Lions Club near Sam's on Rt. 114 in Scarborough.
The Strangling Angel in Casco Bay: Epidemic Diphtheria in Coastal Maine, 1735-1750 In 1735, a new disease seized the northeast of North America. The mysterious throat distempers never achieved the notoriety of other diseases of the colonial era, but no single epidemic of the period proved more deadly to European settlers. It is estimated that by 1740, deaths in New England exceeded 5,000 out of a population of roughly 200,000 and that over 90% were children. [ 74 more words ]
4 March 2018, 1 PM Scarborough Public Library The Portland Railroad system as it existed following the completion of the Saco-Old Orchard line in 1903, operated trolleys on 93.75 miles of track, serving the communities of Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Westbrook, Gorham, South Windham, Falmouth, Cumberland, and Yarmouth. More than 500 persons, including 133 motormen and 133 conductors, were employed. [ 146 more words ]
Spirits Alive Program - 27 Jan 2018, 1:30pm at Wishcamper Center, Portland. "Mainers and the Rush for California Gold"
"Scarborough Cemeteries" by Jan Makowski will be the next program, February 4th, 2018 at Scarborough Public Library.
A short meeting of the Scarborough Historical Society followed by a presentation of a historical nature with emphasis on Scarborough, Maine.
Remember: No Meeting January 3rd! We meet on January 7th at the Scarborough Public Library. 2PM.
No Meeting January 3rd! Meet January 7th instead at 2PM at the Scarborough Public Library.
Dunstan, Scarborough Town, Cumberland County By Don Taylor All of us who drive through the Dunstan area in Scarborough have seen it. The big, yellow, monster of a building at the corner of US Route One and Broadturn Road. Looking at it today it is difficult to determine what it originally was. Certainly, the Old Dunstan School building next door looks like it once was a school and the Old Southgate House a block further down the road looks like it was a large elegant house, but the big yellow building is really difficult to determine just from looking. [ 1,101 more word ]
Bible of Thomas and Margaret Dearing (dated 1847) Transcribed by: Eloise LeFevre Graham Brooks October 24, 2005 Family Record Marriages Thomas Dearing Jr., Saco, Me. & Margaret C. Aumock, Millstone, N.J. Married, March 9th, 1844 By C. F. Worrell William C. Aumock of New Jersey to Anna L. Hains of Maine Married in Saco June 18, 1848 By Rev N.M. Williams… [ 938 more words ]
The Scarborough Historical Society Meeting on Wednesday, December 6th, will feature Paul Fournier of Scarborough Hollow Clock Works. His business repairs nearly all types of clocks from the 1700s through modern quartz and electrics. His website claims that "cuckoo is spoken there!" Paul is a graduate of the School Of Horology located in Western Lancaster County, PA. He is the Past President of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. [ 38 more words ]
The Scarborough Historical Museum will hold an Open House and Huge Book Sale at the museum and Masonic Lodge basement next door at 647 & 649 U.S. Route 1, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough on Saturday, Nov.18th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The event will include hundreds of books and museum store items to purchase and raffles for a handcrafted bamboo fly rod and hand carved loon decoy.
The Open House will consist of much more than the Book Sale and Gift Sale
There will be videos as well a...s topics of discussions during the day including:
10:00 AM – History of “Lobsta” Fishing.
1:00 PM – Making a Salt Water Staddle.
2:00 PM – Marsh Dykes in the 19th Century
(Note: Times are subject to change.)
Also, we will have Exhibits, Collections, Displays, and Demonstrations of “Apple Peeling” and “Writing with Quill and Chalk.”
Finally, several volunteers will be present to answer questions.
SHS&M Open House & Huge Book Sale Nov 18, 9AM to 3PM.
The Wednesday, October 4th meeting is another not-to-miss event. Dr. Marshall Goodwin will present “It’s for the Birds,” a talk about his bird carvings. To highlight his presentation, Dr. Goodwin will have some of his work on display. He developed an interest in birds while growing up in Biddeford Pool and watching migrating birds. This interest continued when he moved to Scarborough and observed the marsh rich with bird life. He has been carving birds since the late 1980s and is now carving seals as well. Dr. Goodwin is donating one of his carvings to the historical society to help raise funds. Raffle tickets will be available after the meeting and at least through the end of the year.
There will be a Baked Bean Supper Saturday, October 28, at the North Scarborough Grange, County Road (Rte. 22), 4:30-6:00, for the benefit of the Scarborough Historical Society. On the menu will be two kinds of beans, red hot dogs, Barbara’s brown bread, cole slaw, American chop suey and desserts. $9, adults; $4, children under 12.
These two works of art were donated by Dominic Reali to the Town. They were commissioned by Key Bank and hand painted by Harold Barker of Pine Point. When Amato's moved into the former Key Bank location at Oak Hill the bank left them in the building. The town turned them over to Scarborough Historical Society today where they will become part of the history collection. They are hand painted on wood and a wonderful addition to the collection.
The museum will be closed July 4th. Please take the time to celebrate the holiday with your family.