Odds and Ends From The MUSEUM!
By Trudy Wyman, Curator, Millinocket Society Museum
A bit late, but the newest pavers have been put in place in front of the museum by David and Mark. This fundraiser project began in 2016 and already there are nearly 200 laser engraved pavers in place and we are now accepting orders for next summer’s placement. In addition to the traditional “in honor” and “in memory,” there are pavers for businesses, school classes and sports teams, family last names, individual’s names and some that are more unique… a fishing derby, a 50th wedding anniversary and a pet are examples. Stop by the museum for the paver form or contact us for one.
The museum store has a variety of books, DVDs plus our own calendars for sale as listed below. In addition, there is a demand for preowned Stearns and St. Martin yearbooks and a demand for out-of-print books by local authors (McLeod’s The Northern and books by Marion Whitney Smith, Sylvio Caron, Dr. Morey and many more.) The list of local area residents who have written books through the years is astounding. The museum’s research/genealogy room houses a copy of each of the above for in-house research. The museum accepts donations of any of these items that the owner no longer wants as well as the Fernwood wood cutouts of local buildings.
Anyone wishing to donate to the “leaky roof” fund for the re-shingling/repair of the museum roof, send to Millinocket Historical Society, PO Box 11, Millinocket, ME 04462 or stop in at the museum. Every $5 or $10 helps. The roof needs to be done before winter and was not in the plan for this soon! Many thanks to John/Susan for the generous donation for this!
Recent item donations include: Mackin family tree compiled by former museum volunteer Mary Ellen Haugen (we miss her) donated by John Haugen; a 1951 SHS class photo, several GNP mill photos and a framed document titled Millinocket -1901;
(Carrie/David Shaw); and the book The Town That Paper Made (East Millinocket) given by Terry Johnson.
A number of military items of Earle Bickford, WWII, was donated by his nephew Ed Fitzgerald. The donation include several uniforms, photographs, books and documents from Bickford’s training and service as a WWII bomber pilot in Italy as a member of the US Army Air Force.
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; “Our Real World,” (M. Murphy); “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.