Object of the Week: Highlighting the LCHA Collections

Embroidered Samplers “The First Efforts of an Infants Hand…” A sampler is the result of a young girl’s effort to learn sewing and embroidery stitches – making herself a cloth tablet reference for her future handwork.  Several years ago, the Collections Committee presented a display of samplers held in the LCHA collections titled, “The First Efforts of an Infants Hand…”  …

Lincoln County Pilgrimage Officially Postponed to 2021

Unfortunately, the global pandemic has led LCHA and the Lincoln County Commissioner’s Office to postpone our Bicentennial “Lincoln County Pilgrimage,” which was originally scheduled for mid-August. We had been working on this initiative for nearly a year, and had more than ten organizations and nearly twenty sites throughout the county ready to organize and host open houses of historical sites; …

Waterville Creates Features the Pownalborough Courthouse

Waterville Creates, a nonprofit that enriches lives and grows the creative economy by supporting and promoting high-quality, accessible arts and cultural programs and institutions visited Dresden this week to check out the art, architecture, and Maine history at the Pownalborough Court House. Check out the video of their visit on the Waterville Creates Facebook page.

LCHA Offers Interdisciplinary Lessons for Students at Home

The Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) Education Outreach Program offers nine Lesson Resources for students and educators. These lessons are geared to American Colonial and early 19th century history. The topics, which offer an interdisciplinary approach to sharing history, cover the subject areas of Art, English, Math, and Social Studies. Background information and work sheets that make up each lesson …

Remembering John Reinhardt

John Allen Reinhardt, 80, former president of the Board of Trustees of LCHA, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Hawthorne House in Freeport, Maine. Born in Evanston, Illinois, John graduated from the University of Illinois and earned a master’s degree in voice from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He subsequently served 23 years in the U.S. Navy. Music, flying, history, …

LCHA and the Maine Bicentennial

By Louise T. Miller, Education Director of Lincoln County Historical Association Maine turns 200 in 2020. Bicentennial commemoration events have already kicked off across the state, with countless more planned throughout the year. LCHA will be actively involved in these commemorations in several ways. We will have a float in the statehood parade in Lewiston/Auburn in May. Ryan LaRochelle, LCHA’s …

LCHA Recommends Books About Maine For National Reading Month

By Louise T. Miller, Education Director of Lincoln County Historical Association March is National Reading Month, and 2020, Maine’s bicentennial year, is a good time to seek out books about our state that will enrich your appreciation of the place that we call home. Books for all ages provide personal interpretations of Maine and the people who have populated its varied …

March is the Month to Celebrate Women and the Inventions that Affected Their Lives

by Louise Miller, Education Director for Lincoln County Historical Association March is Women’s History Month. The year 2020 also marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Along with this accomplishment of the women’s suffrage movement in 1820, a number of inventions have affected the lives of women over the past century. …