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)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Fascinating Talk at History House


The public is invited to  

Parsonsfield-Porter’s next meeting and free program 

Saturday, July 28, 2018  at History House 

Meeting at 2:00 p.m.  -  Program at 2:30 p.m. 

At History House

92 Main Street in

Kezar Falls Village (Rt. 160) 

          Fay Melendy returns with another interesting program about WW I.  She will talk about the diplomatic history of this period in the Middle East (1918 – 1919) and how nation states created by Europeans resulted in conflicts that continue today.

 “World War I and the Over-promised Middle East”


World War I Ended November 11, 1919 – the war to end all wars?

Far from it!



Fay is a retired attorney, and has an undergraduate degree in European History plus 40 years study of 19th and 20th century Europe.  She is a very interesting speaker on a subject that most of us know very little about.

Here is a history lesson that will help us understand this very difficult situation.