The History House Museum and Research Center will host a presentation on Tuesday, May 10th at 7 PM. The presentation will explore what it was like in Skowhegan at or around 1885 and the role that the railroad played. Speaker, Melvin Burnham, will use enhanced images and period documents to reveal how small business and industry depended on the rail system for transporting raw materials, goods, and manufactured products throughout the country; how folks relied on the system for transportation to and from; and how the railroad helped Skowhegan to establish itself as a vital, spirited, and industrial Maine community. The event will be located at the Margaret Chase Smith Library at 56 Norridgewock Avenue in Skowhegan. Refreshments will be offered and the program is free to the public.
There will be a flea market and crafts event on Saturday, May 7th from 9 AM to 2 PM. Baked goods, including a white elephant table will be available. Lunch will be offered with dynamites or hot dogs. The event will be held at the Benton Grange located at 4 School Drive in Benton. If interested in renting a table at $10 each contact 314-8155.