2014 Gathering Summary: On Sunday, October 19 at 2PM 50 respresentatives from 20 of Lincoln County's historical societies and other history-focused groups came together for a 2nd Annual Gathering of Lincoln County Historical Organizations. The group met at the 1847 Town Hall at the Railway Museum in Boothbay. Members of the audience introduced each other and everyone got to know something about each historical group represented. Three panelists gave outstanding talks:|
- Cipperly Good, Manager of Collections, Penobscot Marine Museum, spoke about Developing Thematic Exhibits Out of Your Collections
- Joanna Torow, Chief Educator, Maine State Museum, spoke on Developing Programs for Children
- Jay Robbins, Place Based Historian and Past President of the Maine Genealogical Society, spoke on Genealogy: Resources for Your Community
Meeting Summary for 2013 Gathering: On September 22, 2013 representatives from 16 of Lincoln County's historical societies and other history-focused groups met in the Nickles-Sortwell House barn in Wiscasset to get acquainted, listen to a panel discussion and begin to develop a network. Two groups from Sagadahoc County were represented as well. About 40 people attended. Many thanks to Peggy Konitzky of Historic New England for hosting us.
Based on comments made at the meeting and emails received after, the day was a success. Participants reported that they enjoyed learning about each other and the activities of their respective groups and that they considered the presentations made by panelists to be very useful. (For a description of the panel, click here.) All the panelists gave permission for LCHA to forward notes from their talks to participants and this was done.
The Wiscasset Newspaper covered the event. Here is the link to the article: http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/learning-one-another-historical-groups-try-networking/20988.
Participants filled out a "Small Questionnaire." Click on Questionnaire Results for results.
LCHA put together a list of all the Lincoln County groups identified during the planning for the gathering and participants provided corrections. Click on CONTACT LIST, to see the list of 30 Lincoln County organizations.
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