Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving (with a side of history!)




The Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society begins this holiday season by wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!


And now for the side of history:





Thursday, November 1, 2018

Scarecrows on Parade!



Each year, about the middle of October, a parade of scarecrows appears on the Porter Town Hall lawn.  This fun event is hosted by the Sacopee Valley Health Center Board of Trustees.  Children are invited to bring an empty gallon milk jug and meet at the Porter Town Hall to join in the fun and using their imagination create their own scarecrow.  Frames, hay and clothing are provided.  The images here show this year’s results.  Although looking a little bedraggled from the recent rain and wind, they were still waving and bringing a smile to passersby on Halloween day.   I am sure they will appear again next October.  Thank you Sacopee Valley Health Center!








Monday, October 15, 2018

"The Spirit Left Behind" - Presentation



Halloween is fast approaching and in keeping with that theme, the subject of the program at our next meeting is about ghosts.  You are all invited and it is free.

Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Meeting – 2:00 pm and Program 2:30 pm

at History House
 92 Main Street
Kezar Falls Village (Rt. 160, Porter)




Donna Kennerson will present

“The Spirit Left Behind”

A program of video and audio recordings of spirits she has encountered.

She co-founded a team that worked for six years in people’s homes helping spirits “cross over”.



Do you believe in ghosts?  Maybe you will after seeing this program. 

Maybe you too have ghost stories to tell.  Come share them with us.



Also, the drawing of the raffle quilt winner will be held.

It is not too late.  You can buy raffle tickets at the meeting before the drawing.




Monday, October 1, 2018

Fall Has Arrived!




         With fall comes the urge to prepare for winter. Fuel tanks are filled, wood is split and stacked for the cold days to come.  Harvest is in full swing with apple picking. Pumpkins, squash and potatoes are appearing everywhere.  Fruits and vegetables from our gardens are being canned, frozen or dried.  If you live in the country or have property, it is time to clean up, rake the leaves, take in planters, etc.  All of this a ritual since “the beginning of time”.

         Kids are back in school, fall sports have begun and Halloween is just around the corner.

         It is also a time to enjoy the cooler, bright sunny days and beautiful autumn colors that will soon be gone for another year.

         These pictures by George French depict some typical fall scenes that never grow old.



Saturday, September 15, 2018


Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society

invites you to their next meeting on

September 22 at History House

Meeting at 2:00 pm

Free Program at 2:30 pm


Local Author, Allen F. Crabtree III will talk about

“Preserving Oral Histories”

and will present stories from his book.


This is a fascinating, first-person commentary on a time that has long vanished in history.  The talk is profusely illustrated with old Effingham and family photos and supplemented with observations by his son, local author Allen F. Crabtree.





History House is located at 92 Main Street, Porter
 (in Kezar Falls Village) just east of the Porter Town Hall and 
the Sacopee Valley Health Center. 

FMI – call 625-7019

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Last Chance to See It!


THE LAST OPEN HOUSE THIS SEASON

AT

HISTORY HOUSE

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16TH 1:00 – 4:00 p.m



If you missed this exhibit in June,

this will be the last formal showing of



 “Logging in the Sacopee Valley”



Logging has been an important industry in Maine, including the Sacopee Valley area, since settlement first began here.  Nearly every family has someone who is or has been involved in the logging industry.  Come learn about old-time logging methods, logging camps and life as a logger in the early days

Old time loggers with tools of the trade.

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

History House is located at 92 Main Street, Porter (in Kezar Falls Village)
just east of the Porter Town Hall and the Sacopee Valley Health Center.

FMI – call 625-7019


Wednesday, August 15, 2018


EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE  ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

at the

OLD PORTER MEETING HOUSE

September 2, 2018  1 – 3 pm

Have you ever visited this historical building?

It is located right here in the Town of Porter and is 
part of our early history.

This is your opportunity to tour this local gem. 

Step back in history to 1824 and imagine attending a Bullockite quarterly service or participating in a Porter Town Meeting here.  This unique building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the very few meeting houses left.

(For more information and pictures about the history of the Old Porter Meeting House, check out the links below.)


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Rain or Shine!
Located on Old Meeting House Road, Porter, ME

Directions: from Kezar Falls Village: take Rt. 25 West to Colcord Pond Rd., then right on Old Meeting House Rd. From Porter Village: take First County Rd., bear left at Colcord Pond Rd. then right on Old Meeting House Rd.

FMI call– 625 7019

Sponsored by

Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society

(Sorry, no “facilities” available)