As part of the first session I will show a documentary DVD of the 2008 CanAm Crown races. I showed it this year, and I think people enjoyed it. It was professionally produced and very well done. The remaining time would focus on sled dog racing, the history of the CanAm races, and plenty of time for questions and dialogue.
Hats have long played a role in history. By 1890s, fashionable, wealthy women were wearing feathers and even whole birds on their hats. Learn more about this trend and how it endangered multiple species of birds, how it came to an end and a well- known organization was established because of it. Interesting artifacts!
Discover the incredible impact the Civil War had on this community, learn more about one of Maine’s first Civil War Monuments, visit sites around the area of war graves, and take a guided look at the fascinating artifacts in the Historical Society’s collection including and officer’s sword and flintlock pistol. Participants will meet Molly the Trolley at the Historic Fire Station at 11 Church Street, Presque Isle.
Start a new holiday tradition! Get in the holiday spirit with a private tour through this small, two story Victorian era house all decked out for Christmas with handmade VICTORIAN inspired decorations. Includes a scavenger hunt based on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with a “day” represented in each of the rooms. (No elevator or no public restrooms). Meet at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum at 16 Third Street, Presque Isle.
The town of Maysville now a part of Presque Isle, once boasted of being its own community and as such has its own history separate from Presque Isle. This course focuses on the settling and incorporation of Maysville, with particular attention to the stories of certain settlers that helped establish an unsettled frontier to an established farming community that made contributions to the local area, the state and the nation.