Hallowell’s Memory Quilt. Some years back Nancy Bryant of Mechanic Falls donated a memory quilt to the local library. Quilts of this kind were often sewn by members of a church congregation or community group and given as a keepsake to a member who was moving from the area. Nancy said that the quilt was given to her by her mother-in-law Elsie Bryant and was thought to come from a church in Mechanic Falls. It was often used as a couch covering in the Bryant household.
Even before the Treaty of Paris brought Revolutionary War hostilities to a close large number of people began seeking a better life by moving from Massachusetts to Maine.
Hallowell has an amazing collection of historic artifacts, documents, and photographs. This Historic Hallowell Committee is compiling a listing of collections and how they can be accessed for research or personal interest. Foremost, and the most readily accessible, is the collection housed at the Hubbard Free Library. Many items like paintings and historic artifacts are Continue Reading
Hubbard Free Library, Row House, Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead, Citizen’s Initiative to Restore the Fire Hose Tower, Hallowell Fire Department.
Museum In The Streets, Old Hallowell Day Pop-up Museum . . .