Odds and Ends From The MUSEUM!
By Trudy Wyman, Curator, Millinocket Historical Society Museum
Reminder – The Millinocket Marathon and Half is just a few days away! Darryl Perry of New Hampshire, ran for the museum last year and raised $600.00. He planned to run this year and started a new campaign for the museum. However, he is unable to run this year. We are asking that donations to the museum this year be made in Darryl’s honor. He is seeking another $600 or more for the museum to assist with ongoing projects. He hopes to run again next year. Go to the museum’s Facebook page, scroll to the photo from last year’s check presentation and click on Crowdrise.com to donate or donations can be mailed directly to the MHS address below. Thank you and get well, Darryl!
On marathon day as you meander around town watching the runners, visiting the craft fair, area shops and restaurants, don’t forget to stop in at the museum. We will be open from about 10 AM until 3 PM (later if it stays busy). Pick up the 2020 calendar (Beyond the Mill), purchase a DVD or one of the books about the area. New items include 8” x 10” photos of the logging days, Little Italy and the GNP mill. All are matted and backed, ready to frame. Forms to purchase an engraved paver available. Many interesting items in the Museum Store!
Many items have been added to the collection in past weeks. Ada Angotti brought in a collection of Katahdin Avenue School student photos and one of the school staff, tournament programs and a program listing from the Garden Club. At one time there was a school at Rip Dam. Angotti donated three report cards (Gr. 1-2-3) from 1950’s student Ruth Angotti. The museum would like a photo of that school!
Items donated include: news articles on Nugent’s Camps (Derward Shedd); two local cookbooks compiled by VFW Ladies Auxilary and MRH employees (Alice Morgan); class of 1947 senior photos (Toni Jean Murphy); and two albums of prints from GNP photos (Jennifer Mitchell). Doris Davis brought in a copy of the town’s 50th birthday booklet. Paul Haines gave a Camp Roosevelt plaque when he and several former Boy Scout Troop 57 members visited as part of a reunion.
Interesting older items arrive at the museum that once found use at camps on the lakes. Phyllis Allen donated an electric sandwich maker (the kind that made the best cheese sandwiches), a can opener, a two slice toaster and a stove lid lifter. The young people who visit the museum know nothing of these items and others on display so we use them for a What is it? game. Jane Disselkamp brought in another (different design) stove lid lifter from her camp at Cedar Lake.
Following the second successful Tales of Little Italy event, Arlene Cotton Carlstrom gave the museum a collection of Cotton family photos and items to be added to the Little Italy and genealogy collections. The DVD’s from both Little Italy Part 1 and Part 2 are available at the museum ($15 each) or by mail order ($15 each + $5 SH).
***Books available: “Within Katahdin’s Realm, Log Drives and Sporting Camps” ( Bill Geller); “Logging Towboats & Boom Jumpers” ( Moody); “Tanglefoot,”(BW Edwards); “Millinocket” D. Duplisea); “A Little Taste of History” cookbooks.
*** For information, groups or appointments, contact Curator Trudy Wyman, 723-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Millinocket Historical Society, P. O. Box 11, on the web at www.millinockethistoricalsociety.org or on Facebook.