Thursday, January 30, 2014

Old Fort Western Winter Lecture Series

Old Fort Western is proud to present the 2014 Winter Lecture Series on Sundays during February and March.

Please join us for a series of 7 lectures tying together 18th century themes and sites on the Kennebec.  This year Old Fort Western joins the Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) in presenting 2 of the seven lectures to be held in Wiscasset.  Admission is FREE, however, donations are gratefully accepted and proceeds will benefit Old Fort Westerns educational programming.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, please call 626-2385 or e-mail oldfort@oldfortwestern.org.

The following is a complete list of speakers and subject matter:

2/2/2014 Native Americans during the Colonial Period
Speaker:  Ken Hamilton, Independent Researcher and Craftsman
Location: 911 Center, Wiscasset
Time: 1:00pm

2/9/2014 Fort Richmond Archeological Excavation
Speaker: Dr. Leith Smith, Historic Archeologist, Maine Historic Preservation Commission
Location: Lecture Hall, City Hall, Augusta
Time: 2:00pm

2/16/2014 The French Connection
Speaker: Ken Hamilton, Independent Researcher and Craftsman
Location: Lecture Hall, City Hall, Augusta
Time: 2:00pm

2/23/2014 The S&W Howard Store (1767-1807)
Speaker: Linda Novak, Historic Archeologist & Director/Curator of Old Fort Western
Location: 911 Center, Wiscasset
Time: 1:00pm


3/2/2014 The Three Forts of Pemaquid:  The rise and fall of one of northern New England’s earliest English settlements.
Speaker: Gary Best, Assistant Regional Manager, Maine State Parks & Historic Sites, Bureau of Parks & Lands
Location: Lecture Hall, City Hall, Augusta
Time: 2:00p.m.

3/9/2014 The Vaughan Homestead
Speaker: Ellen Gibson, Executive Director, Vaughan Homestead Foundation
Location: Lecture Hall, City Hall, Augusta
Time: 2:00p.m.
Lecture is followed by tour of Vaughan Homestead, Hallowell


3/16/2014 Old Fort Western Timeline (1625 – 1922)
Speakers: Old Fort Western Interpretive Staff
Location: Lecture Hall, City Hall, Augusta
Time: 2:00p.m.

3/23/2014 Maple Syrup Sunday Fort Open House & 18th Century Fair


3/30/2014 Snow Date

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