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October was a busy month. The Historical Preservation Committee is back working on taking inventory of the collection. Larry Gray and K Hartsgrove attended a workshop at L. C. Bates on caring for a museum’s collection. Both Larry and K also attended the annual MAM (Maine Archives and Museum) conference in Farmington. A full day of sessions designed to assist smaller museums and make some good connections from around the state. Currently hanging on the west wall on the 1st floor are beautiful photographs by Jenny Lary, In Front of the Lens Photography. Stop in and take a look at these striking photographs. To honor the 55th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, we have arranged a display in the Reading Room. Come take a step back in time. Are you interested in history, learning more about Newport history? If so, please consider joining our Historical Preservation Committee. Our committee members are all volunteers helping to preserve and share Newport’s heritage. Please join us at our next meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10 am at the NCC. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at or call Sylvia at 217-8615. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main St, Newport, 368-5074, and open Tue-Fri 9:30-5:30 and Sat 9:30-1:30.
Hartland Historical Society will be holding their monthly meeting at the Hartland Public Library at 6 PM on Monday, November 12th. The group will be conducting business along with Hartland History hour hosted by Bruce Fowler. Bring your show and tell items to share. This will give the Society more history of Hartland to add to growing files. Visit and the website Become a member for $10 per year to help support projects and receive a quarterly newsletter about the history. The Society is looking for a home so come with any ideas that may be of interest. Come and join the fun and add to the history. Contact Ann Foss at or 938-2947 for more information or any questions. The HHS is located at 16 Mill Street in Hartland.