One of the main ways the Kennebec Historical Society achieves its goal of dissemination of knowledge of Kennebec County history is through public programs and lectures.
KHS provides these programs through the dues and donations of members. They are open to the public. A small voluntary donation from non-members is appreciated. The programs generally occur on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Locations vary. While most take place in Augusta, KHS also schedules speakers in other Kennebec County communities.
Upcoming 2023 Programs:
February Online Program: "1923 Augusta Winter Carnival" , Date 15 February 2023, Presented by Glenn Parkinson, Location: Facebook Live, Time: 6:30pm.
April Program: "Disaster at Bar Harbor Ferry", Date: 19 April 2023,
May Program: "The Long Ago Summer Cottages on Little Chebeague Island", Date: 17 May 2023, Presented by: Lock Kiermaier, Location: Augusta City Center, 16 Cony Street, Augusta, Time: 6:30pm.
July Program (Co-Sponsored by the Maine State Library): "Up for Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons and the Battles over Maine's Public Lands" , Date: 19 July 2023, Presented by: Thomas Urquhart, Location: Maine State Library, 242 State Street, Augusta, Time: 6:30pm.
September Program*: "TBA" , Date: 21 September 2023, Presented by: TBA, Location: TBA, Time: 6:30pm.
Previous KHS Monthly Programs:
August Program: "Historic Maine in 3D", Date: 17 August 2022, Presented by: Bernard Fishman, Location: South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta, Time: 6:30pm.
September Program*: "Around the Kennebec Valley: the Herman Bryant Collection", Date: 15 September 2022, Presented by: Gay Grant, Location: Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Avenue, Manchester, Time: 5:00pm
November Program: "Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding", Date: 16 November 2022, Presented by: Nathan Lipfert, Location: Augusta City Center, 16 Cony Street, Augusta, Time: 6:30 pm.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THESE AND OTHER KHS PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT (207) 622-7718.
For further information,
see Kennebec Current, newsletter
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