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Put In Their Place: Criminalizing the Other In Early New England

Preregistration (below) is required to receive the Zoom link for this program. Lincoln County’s history is full of stories of valour, civic leaders, and enterprising community builders.  But the area’s history was also shaped by thieves, murderers, ladies of the night, and others accused of crimes here. Then, as today, criminalization intersects with social issues like race, gender, and class. ...

Silent Witnesses: The Architecture of Justice in Early New England

Preregistration (below) is required to receive the Zoom link for this online program. Colonial gaols or jails were often small, makeshift spaces, intended as holding places before criminal punishment was executed. But by the mid-nineteenth century huge institutional prison complexes were being built all over the country. Aimée Keithan examines the development of penal and judicial architecture using the Pownalborough ...

Civil War Author Talk

Skidompha Library 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME

Local author Amy Truesdell will discuss her new book, From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell, which traces the Civil War experiences of her great-great-grandfather, an early enlistee in the Union Army. Using the 100+ letters Rollin penned for his family as a guide, Truesdell will share the arc of Rollin’s experience as he transformed ...

Enslavement in Maine


Preregistration (below) is required to receive the Zoom link for this program. Learn some of the lesser told stories of our past with an overview of enslavement in Maine, beginning in the 17th century and describing its expansion in the state over two hundred years. She'll share stories of individual enslaved people, and bring to light some of the people ...

Shredding Onsite at Chapman-Hall House

Chapman-Hall House 270 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME

Come to the Bath Savings Bank parking lot next to Damariscotta's Chapman-Hall House to clean out old documents like financial papers and bank statements for shredding by professionals. Volunteers will provide assistance. Bags, boxes, or even truck-loads of papers will be shredded quickly. There is no set charge for this service, but donations to support educational programs and for the ...

Memorial Day at Powalbrough Court House

Pownalborough Court House 23 Court House Rd, Dresden, ME

LCHA's annual commemoration of Memorial Day. After being called to order at 11a.m., the gathered will proceed up the woods road to the Court House cemetery. Veteran soldiers of three wars will be remembered through spoken words and the placing of bouquets upon the graves.  Everyone is invited to stay on after the conclusion of the Memorial Day ceremonies and ...

Calling all Writing Groups

LCHA Museum at the Old Jail 133 Federal St., Wiscasset, Maine

Calling all Writing Groups! A special look at our women writers of Lincoln County Exhibition Members of any writer's groups are invited to view the Women Writers of Lincoln County Exhibit displayed at the Old Jail Museum with exhibit coordinator Alice Smith Duncan. Admission $5 per person. Time TBD

Shredding at Dresden Town Office

Dresden Town Office 534 Gardiner Road, Dresden, ME

Bring your unwanted personal documents to the Dresden Town Office Parking Lot for safe destruction and make a donation to support the ongoing care of the irreplaceable 1761 Pownalborough Court House. 


History from the Sheepscot Canoe Tour

Wiscasset Wiscasset, ME

Led by Scot McFarlane, PhD, this unique look at the history of the Sheepscot will be a tour from the water! Participants should be comfortable, competent, and independent in their canoe or kayak.


Garden Tour

Participants in our garden tour will have an opportunity to view some of the most beautiful private gardens in Lincoln County. Enjoy the se local treasures while also gaining inspiration for your own garden. The tour is self-paced with selected sites open from 10-2 on Friday and others open from 10-2 on Saturday. Guests may purchase a ticket for Friday, ...