Androscoggin Historical Society

Discovery • preservation • dissemination of knowledge



2017–2018 Program Schedule

The Androscoggin Historical Society will present ten 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 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).


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Antique Chests and Their Stories, 7 p.m. AHS

Churchill Barton, dealer in antique trunks, will tell about the history of these essential containers of travellers’ stuff.


Littlefield Mysteries, 7 p.m. AHS

Retired Trooper Percy Turner will recount a who-done-it, as two individuals were convicted for the same crime, the murders of Dr. James and Lydia Littlefield of Paris, Maine.


They Called It Macaroni, 7 p.m. AHS

Men are fashion conscious; we don’t dress as our ancestors did. Lew Alessio will take a look at men’s fashions through history.

 MAY 5

Lisbon Cemetery Tour, 2 p.m.

Charles Plummer and Merton Ricker will tell the stories of inhabitants of the Hillside Cemetery on High Street in Lisbon Falls.

MAY 22

Western Maine Paper and Heritage Museum, Annual AHS Dinner Meeting, 5:30 p.m. {Location to be announced)

Sherry Judd will bring stories and artifacts illustrating the cultural heritage of paper-making towns and mills along the Androscoggin River.


Maine’s Waterfalls, 7 p.m. AHS

Author of a guidebook about 177 Maine waterfalls, Patricia Hughes will explore some for their photographic qualities and historical significance.


Tour of Kora Temple, 1 p.m. 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston

Come to see the interior and the stories about the murals.


Splendid Decorations, 7 p.m. AHS

Polly Bartow, Honorary Maine State Regent of the DAR, will speak on wall stencils and wall murals in Maine and New England, 1790–1840.


Civil War Medicine, Myths, and Minie Balls,

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 Conference, 2 p.m. APL

President Helen Shaw of the Maine Genealogical Society will talk about “Genealogy: Starting at Home.” Thomas Reynolds, Register of Probate for Androscoggin County, will examine  “Probate Records: Why, What, How.”


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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