Odds and Ends From The MUSEUM!
By Trudy Wyman, Curator, Millinocket Society Museum
There has been a flurry of items being donated to the museum in the last few weeks…people have taken advantage of extra at-home time to do some sorting and weeding out! The museum’s military collection continues to grow. Rodney Gagnon added photos of Delores Graham (WWII Army Nurse Corps) and Dale Jandreau (USAF) and Bret Rideout (US Navy), both more recent military men. John Sears added some 1945 photos of Jim DeLois with other soldiers in Europe during WWII. We continue to display photos of local military men and women. The museum has also received a WWI military uniform (unknown owner) and Francis Elliott’s white navy uniform (no hat) and a large photo of Elliott (WWII). These were received from the former local VFW post, named after Elliott who died in WWII. Some VFW hats and other VFW items are now at the museum.
As usual, donated items cover a wide variety of topics. These include: a 2020 graduation program (Rick McGibbon); a 2001 Millinocket 100th birthday tea towel and a Levasseur’s True Value carpenter’s apron (Margie King); three 1940’s Great Northern stock certificates (Eric Vermeersh); and a Girl Scout vest, sash and several badges (James Day). More next week!
Progress is being made on the second floor renovations. Dry wall has been installed and painting is finished. Electrical work is in progress and the flooring is being laid down. Heating will be installed soon. In other news, the museum roof needs new shingles before snow falls. This had been planned as part of the third phase of renovations and grant seeking, but instead needs to be done this fall. If anyone wishes to help out, donations may be sent to Millinocket Historical Society, PO Box 11, Millinocket, ME 04462. Every $5 or $10 would help! Thanks!!
The 2020 batch of new engraved pavers are finally here and should be in place soon although later than originally planned due to this year’s unusual circumstances. Orders are now being taken for the next group of pavers to be installed hopefully by July 4th 2021. Visit the museum for information or contact us for a form to be mailed to you!
In the Museum Store!
*** Get your 2021 Calendars! Theme: Millinocket, Oh! How We’ve Changed! $12 each, mail orders add $5 SH each calendar. Each page has several photos from different areas of town (Society Hill, park area, Medway Rd., Outer Bates St., Across Tracks, Aroostook Ave., and more).
*** Preowned yearbooks – $10.00 each.
*** Matted photos, various prices – GNP mill, Little Italy, river drives, Mt. Katahdin.
*** DVD’s, Little Italy Part 1 and Part 2 available at the museum ($15 each) or mail order ($15 each).
***Books: “Within Katahdin’s Realm, Log Drives and Sporting Camps” (Bill Geller) $30.00; “Logging Towboats & Boom Jumpers” (Moody) $18.00; “Tanglefoot,” (Edwards) $15.00; “Millinocket” (D. Duplisea) $20.00; “A Little Taste of History” cookbooks – $15.00; both Laverty books, $25 history & $10 architecture; “No Time for Moss (McKeen) $15.00 and several preowned books (out of print) by local authors.
*** All items may be mailed – add $5 SH each item.
*** For information, groups or appointments, contact Curator Trudy Wyman, 723-5477 or email@example.com or the Millinocket Historical Society, P. O. Box 11, on the web at www.millinockethistoricalsociety.org or on Facebook.