Odds and Ends From The MUSEUM
By Trudy Wyman, Curator, Millinocket Historical Society Museum
Stop in at the museum on Saturday, July 1, between. 1PM and 3PM and meet author Greg Westrich. His new guide book, Hiking in Baxter State Park will be on sale. He will be showing slides, discussing some lesser known trails and signing his book. Visit for all or part of the afternoon.
Another reminder, the museum has added extra hours and days around the July 4th holiday. Stop in with your relatives, friends and returning classmates! We have copies of the 2010 alumni book for sale, only $5.00. The new MHS 2018 calendar is expected to be on sale for the 4th weekend also.
Thurs., June 29, 12 noon – 3PM
Fri., June 30, 12 noon – 3 PM
Sat., July 1, 11 AM – 4 PM
Sun., July 2, 11 AM – 4 PM
Mon., July 3, 11 AM – 4 PM
Tues., July 4, 10 AM – 4 PM
Wed., July 5, 12 noon – 4PM
Thurs., Fri., Sat., July 6, 7, 8 open regular hours, 12 noon – 3PM
Great news! The new Millinocket Bangor Savings Bank has opened and as you enter from the parking area, you will see a photo wall featuring Millinocket Historical Society photos. We were approached for this project a month ago and now seven photos grace this wall. Check them out…if you are unable to visit, see the MHS Facebook page.
Two large framed photos (GNP’s Millinocket and East Millinocket mills) have been donated by Lynn Crosby. The Millinocket photo (color) is now in the logging room, replacing an almost identical one that was black and white. Another donation came from Celeste Sturman Poulin who gave a 1979 SHS Music Booster’s calendars. Such calendars featuring music and sports (by SHS Sports Boosters) were common in the ‘70’s. Bob Herrick of New Jersey mailed the museum several vintage post cards. One not previously in the collection shows the GNP Madison mill’s log pile. This card is postmarked 1911.
Other donations came from Leo Bulley, GNP belt buckle and military button and from Bill Geller. Bill sent the latest copy of Appalachia magazine. It contains another article by the donor titled “The Guides All Knew Each Other, 1890-1935,” and is about the West Branch guides of that era. The magazine is in the museum’s Logging Room and visitors may stop in and read this article and others. This room has other magazines and books with local logging area information that you may peruse.
*** Another batch of pavers have arrived and will be in place soon (hopefully by the 4th) and orders for the next group are being taken for placement in the fall. Contact MHS for the specifics. The pavers are $100.00 each (tax deductible) and may be in honor or in memory, for a school or team, business, organization or in your own name.
*** Visit the museum store for local books, calendars, DVD and more or contact us for details including prices and shipping information.
*** Museum HOURS…. Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from noon – 3 PM. Watch for the sandwich board sign out front.
***Contact me, Curator Trudy Wyman, 723-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for groups or appointments. Contact the Millinocket Historical Society at P. O. Box 11, on the web at www.millinockethistoricalsociety.org or on Facebook.