Saturday, October 15, 2016

A talk on a trip to Scandinavia...

Saturday, 22 October 2016
1:30 pm
at History House

Sylvia Wilson, PPHS treasure, will give a talk on her trip to the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland in April of this year.  Her talk will begin after the business meeting.

The winner of the annual quilt raffle will also be drawn so if you didn't gt your tickets you can still purchase them before the meeting.

Come support the historical society and do some armchair traveling too!  It is the last time to see our current exhibit.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Volunteer Groups Did Summer Maintenance At Our Local Schools, see any familiar faces?

            It has been common practice for many years to take advantage of summer time, when school is out of session, to catch up with maintenance of our school buildings.  This year (2016) there has been major work done at Sacopee Valley High School.   The pictures shown below show that the work was not always done by professionals, in fact, parent volunteer groups did a lot of the work to save the town money.  Here are volunteer groups who painted Kezar Falls school classrooms around 1949.  Nearly all of these folks have passed away, including the then young Donna Huntress.  Do you know the missing names?  

 Top row:  ________, Lois Pease, Bert Pease, Lester Jewell and Cliff Bickford.

Bottom row:  Alice Giovanella, ________, Truman Leavitt, Doris Champion, Joe Ridlon, Ruth Merrifield, John Garner, Pauline Garner, Joe Giovanella, Roger Stearns with  Gordon Davis by the paint can.

1st Row: Rev. Henry Megert, Maurice Palmer, Eula Stanley, Mildred Hammond,
Geneva Gilpatrick, Dot Huntress, Theresa Fox, Helen Merrifield, Donna Huntress, Lester Champion, Carl Hammond.
Back Row: ______, Harry Merrifield, Allen Garner, Bertrand Huber, Bernice Huber, Paul Stacy, George Elliott, Clarence Sawyer, ______, “Chick” Davis, ______, & George Doe.

There is still time to buy your quilt raffle tickets!  Drawing will be at our last meeting on October 22, 2016 at 1 pm.

Monday, September 19, 2016

In Memorium

Dorothy Gilman Locke
February 13, 1921 -
 September 19, 2016

Dotty served as the treasure of the historical society for many years and along with her husband, Clayton, was a active member in many town organizations donating countless hours, baked goods and her cheerful presence. She was instrumental in my First Person Rural project  in Porter and these are two images from that series. I cannot picture Dotty with idle hands. She was always baking, knitting, crocheting or quilting.  She made the quilt for the society to raffle off as a fundraiser for many, many years.  I will always be thankful for her wonderful friendship and I know I speak for all who knew will be greatly missed Dotty. Rest now in peace, your work is done.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Still time to get your raffle tickets!

There is still time to purchase your quilt raffle tickets.  The drawing will be Saturday October 22, 2016 at the History House.  You can pick up your tickets at the Apple Festival in Cornish on Sunday 25 September 2016 or at our last open house of the season.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016,   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society
Last formal showing of exhibit
of South Hiram”

This exhibit has many pictures of South Hiram, the village and beyond.  Do you remember the Corner Store, the Saw Mill, Bobbin Mill, Red School House and all the great people of those days gone by? Come see what is here.  You   are bound to see someone you know.

Come view the exhibits, tour the house
and browse our scrapbook collection.

 History House
92 Main Street in
Kezar Falls Village (Rt. 160)