Lisbon Historical Society
Schedule of Up-Coming Programs
18 School Street, Lisbon Falls
Rooms 5 & 6 (Please use the read entrance.)
All meetings are free and open to the public. Wednesdays,
|April 10||Meeting and Antiques Night||Bring artifacts and stories of yesteryear||Show and and Tell only. No Appraisals|
|May 8||Meeting and Guest Speaker||Merton Ricker; Lisbon native||On the Home Front, WWII era (Town of Lisbon|
|June 12||Meeting and Guest Speaker||David Garcelon; Auburn, Maine||Surveyor's Info; Tools, Maps, History, and Stories|
|July 10||Meeting and Guest Speaker||Richard Moses; From Georgia||Social Event; Mr. Moses is a Descendent of Oliver Moses - Worumbo Mill Co-Founder|
|August 14||Meeting and Guest Speaker||Eugene Elcik; Lisbon Author||Presentation and Book Signing: "Shiloh"|
|September 11||Meeting and Guest Speaker||Annette Vance Dorey, Maine Author||Ms. Dorey will share insight into her book; Maine Mother Who Murdered, 1875-1925.|
|October 9||Meeting and Guest Speaker||Charles Plummer; Lisbon Native and Historian||Charles will continue his March presentation on the Civil War|
|November 13||Meeting and Guest Speaker||Annette Vance Dorey; Maine Author||Presentation of her latest book: "Miss Dr. Lucy" and Maine's Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s - 1920s|
6:30 PM Social
7:00 PM Pot-Luck
|Members and their Guests||Meeting and Christmas Pot-Luck and Yankee Swap||Please bring a dish to share for
the Pot-Luck (Main, Salad, or Desert)
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please contact Dorothy J. Smith (353-8510)
"Preparing the 2012 Summer Reading Program"
The theme: Your Library: Link to a Lisbon Adventure!
What was it like growing up in The Town of Lisbon?
Areas of interest include: History, Heritage, Businesses, Historical Sights, School Days, Community Life, Styles of Clothing, Types of Games, Chores, etc..
The Lisbon Historical Society worked with Ms. Keller to develop information to be used for the Summer Reading Program.
The Summer Reading Program was sponsored by the library for students K - 6.
Wednesday - July 13, 2011
Guest Speaker Squire Charles Anthony of Durham
Loyalists in the American Revolution ~ The Story from the Other Side"
The entire purpose of the Presentation was to allow the general public to learn, perhaps for the first time, the real people, events, and occurrences that make up our Great Shared Past, and give us a light on our future course.
The Presentation highlighted Mr. William Tyng, Loyalist, and his wife of Gorhamtown; present day Gorham, ME. It was done in the garb of a well heeled Gentleman of circa 1776 - all hand constructed by the speaker.
For those of a Certain Age Group; the Presentation was similar to the old coffee house venues called 'Theater in the Round'.
There will be time allowed for Questions and Discussions, followed by refreshments.
A LIVING HISTORY PRESENTER
Charles Anthony has been a resident of Durham, Maine, since 1975. He lives there with his wife, Harriet. He is the father to one and grandfather to four.
Mr. Anthony has been A Living History Presenter since 1990; first for the American Civil War; later for the American Revolution.
Former Member Brigade of the American Revolution- presently a Member of the British Brigade: Both Groups are Voluntary Associations that serve as a clearing house for all aspects of the Hobby of Presenting American History in a unique manner, to the general public.
Member; 74th Regiment, Argyle Highlanders-Scots Troops in English Service, who once were the Occupation Forces for "Maine" or Norumbega, or the District of Massachusetts, etc..
Volunteer at Minuteman N.H.P, Concord, MA, a part of the Volunteer in the Parks Program which uses dedicated, motivated, and properly prepared citizens to assist the National Park to Present the Story of the 19th of April 1775 in its historical context .
Self Taught Tailor of mens uniforms and civilian attire
Published author of several articles related to the American Revolution (ref; Company of Military Historians- article of and on British Army Blankets-for one ensample).
Awards from Early American Life Magazine for a juried contest in several categories, 1st Place, Category Textile Arts, Mens' 18th Century English & French Shirts. Numerous awards from the National Park Service. Awarded "1st Place-Most Authentic Union Impression" from the Umbrella Group Union & Confederate Volunteers (American Civil War) from a field of 400; on his first large scale Public Event during his time in the American History Field of the U. S. Civil War.
The LISBON HISTORICAL SOCIETY is located at the MTM Center 18 School Street in Lisbon Falls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event starts at 7 p.m.; Free and Open to the Public. Please use the rear entrance. Wear something "Moxie" for a prize drawing. For additional information, contact Dorothy J. Smith at 207-353-8510; or email LHS.firstname.lastname@example.org
August 10, 2011 - Speaker, Charles W. Plummer
Held at the Ridge School
Charles Plummer portrayed Samuel Read Halls, the founder of the first teacher training school in America and inventor of the blackboard and eraser.
Samuel Read Hall was born in Croydon, NH, on October 27, 1795. He was educated at home and never attended college. He first taught school in Rumford, Maine in 1816 where his father was serving as a minister and it was there that he invented the blackboard which he used o teach arithmetic. In 1829, he published the first instructional book for teachers in America which was very influential and the publication went through 10 printings.
In addition to teaching, Hall was a preacher.
Charles Plummer is a native of Lisbon Falls and a graduate of Lisbon High School. He holds a B.S. Degree in Administration and Supervision and a Doctorate in Religious Studies and Metaphysics. He is well known for his living history presentations.
|Richard Plummer, Speaker
(Enactment, Samuel Rad Hall)
|Dot Smith with
at the Ridge School
History of the Slovak Catholic Association
September 14, 2011 - Guest Speaker, Richard Nadeau of Lisbon
The Slovak Catholic Association was organized on July 12, 1897 and incorporated September 4, 1897. The founders were Slovak immigrants who came to the United States beginning in 1850, eventually settling the town of Lisbon.
Mr. Richard Nadeau is a native of Lisbon Falls and was employed at the Knight-Coltext Mill as tester of finish boards and other products until this closing in 2009. He is a descendant of the Skultety and Zaydak families from Czechoslovakia. The presentation included stories of his ancestors, as well as, his trip to Slovakia.
|Richard Nadeau, Guest Speaker|
|Paul Chizman Jr. with his tablecloth. Paul assisted in the presentation of the program.|
|Some of he miscellaneous souvenir items on display|