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Nearly 130 years of preservation and study of
Kennebec County history (1891-2020)


The Kennebec Historical Society’s November Facebook Live Presentation:
“The Traveling Sisters: Moving Forward”


Through photographs, videos, and tales of encounters with wildlife and people from Africa to Asia, the “Traveling Sisters” share their experiences as they continue to move forward to share with others the world we call home.  Drawing stories from their first three books, Can I Carry Your Luggage?, Upside Down and Backwards, and Dromomainea, Shelley Lance-Fulk and Jacklyn Amtower draw armchair travelers into their world of experiencing unpredictable situations and amazing adventures, especially in times of uncertainty.  Their passion for observing, chronicling, and sharing stories reinforces the importance appreciating the beauty our planet has to offer.  From funny through frightening to heartbreaking narratives others are invited to immerse themselves into the lives of these two sisters who have been traveling, experiencing and photographing our world since their teens.

Our KHS speakers, Shelley Lance-Fulk and Jacklyn Amtower, are sisters living in Beaver Cove, a few miles north of Greenville, Maine. They have been traveling and photographing wildlife around the world since their teens. They have visited all seven continents on multiple occasions and their passports have stamps from more than 135 countries. Their experiences of adventure, enlightenment and respect for animals are shared in tales and stories with accompanying photographs in their three books, Can I Carry Your Luggage?, Upside Down and Backwards, and Dromomainea. Their time throughout the year is divided between traveling, sharing their photographs and stories at artisan fairs and in speaking engagements. The sisters enjoy the experience of meeting new people and observing other cultures and wildlife but their appreciation for the state of Maine always draws them home to the animals and splendor of their beautiful community.

All you need to do to view this presentation is head to the KHS Facebook page at 6:30pm on November 18, and the video will air live. It will also be available to watch later if you prefer. If you have a question, please submit it in the comments during the live video presentation.  Here is the link to the KHS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KHS1891.  If you have any questions about the program, please call Scott Wood, the Administrative Director at 622-7718.



KHS is OPEN by appointment to researchers. The staff and researching public will be expected to wear their own masks and use hand sanitizer as they enter the building, while maintaining Maine CDC social distancing guidelines.

We understand that many are not ready to return and that's fine! KHS can always be reached by email, phone, Facebook and Instagram.  We will be here when you are ready to research the history of Kennebec County!

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What's new at KHS:

  • Genealogy News: Our database now contains more than 50,000 searchable names and over 88,000 listings. You can search these names at: genealogy

  • Check out the positions available for volunteers
  • Summer Internships available!

    Page updated October 26, 2020 (srw)

Discovering, preserving, and disseminating
Kennebec County history

KHS is located in Maine's Capital City ... in historic Kennebec Valley

107 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME

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Phone: (207) 622-7718
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2006 Kennebec Historical Society