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2018–2019 Program Schedule

The Androscoggin Historical Society will present nine programs during the coming season. Most of them will be presented at the Society’s headquarters. There will be a genealogy workshop at the Auburn Public Library. There is no admission charge for these programs although donations are always accepted.




































AHS – Androscoggin Historical Society headquarters, third floor, County Building, 2 Turner Street, Auburn (elevator available).

APL – Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street, Auburn (downstairs Community Room).



Poland Spring Resort, 7 p.m. AHS

Julie Thibodeau, Director of Operations at Poland Spring Preservation Society, will recall the rich history of the resort.


19th Century Maps Tour, 7 p.m. AHS

Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, Osher Map Library, USM, will talk about 19th century trends in mapping and how Lewiston-Auburn fits in those trends.

MAY 18

Period Kitchen Garden, Knight House, Time TBA

Participants will work under the tutelage of a master gardener to reproduce a typical mid-19th century medicinal and culinary herb garden at the Society's Knight House. There is a small fee for materials.


Growing Up Franco-American, AHS Annual Meeting. 5:30 p.m. TBA

Stories by Lorraine Masure about how it was really like growing up as a first generation American with a rich Franco heritage.


Stealing History, 7 p.m. AHS

Author of a novel about thefts of valuable artifacts, William D. Andrews will discuss historical societies as the sites of potential crimes.


Unique Antiques, 7 p.m. AHS

A pair of Levis sold for $100,000. Daniel Buck Soules, former appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow,” will speak on what is “in” and what is not.


Steamboat Lexington Disaster, 7 p.m. AHS

Carolyn Lawson, President of Washburn Norlands and a seasoned Civil War re-enactor will take on the part of a Civil War nurse.


Genealogy Workshop, 2 p.m. APL

Helen Shaw, former president of the Maine Genealogical Society, will talk about “Gravestones: A Reflection of New England History.”


The Grange, 7 p.m. AHS

Local historian and Grange member Doug Hodgkin will trace the role of this rural community organization.


Androscoggin Historical Society

2 Turner St., #8, (County Bldg)

Auburn, ME 04210


Phone 207-784-0586



Sunday: CLOSED

Monday - Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday - Thursday: 1 to 4:30pm

Friday: 1 to 4pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Your donation will help the Androscoggin Historical Society provide special presentations and maintain its priceless collection of photos, books, maps, and many artifacts that are fully accessible to schools and the public.

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