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.
Hallowell 1820: A Celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial LECTURES & EXHIBITS: “Our City” History Day at Hall-Dale Elementary School March 13, 2020 Organized by Hallowell Citizens Initiative Committee Hallowell Bicentennial Kickoff – Pre-party Party! (Bicentennial Celebration in Augusta is the next day)Benjamin Vaughan and the Creation of the State Seal by Ron Kley, A Tale of Continue Reading
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.
There was a time when enjoying the film industry’s Hollywood’s finest offerings didn’t require a trip across town to a multiplex or a subscription to a high-priced cable service. All it took was a walk downtown and as little as ten cents. Movies theaters could be found in even the smallest cities like Hallowell where Continue Reading
Next Committee Meeting Saturday, April 28 at 10:00AM in the Hubbard Free Library.
The Historic Hallowell Committee’s charge is to guide the creation of policy and practices regarding the collection, preservation and display of the City’s historic artifacts and related properties, to prioritize and coordinate the many historical projects now underway and to promote historic preservation efforts. The role is not be to supplant the efforts of existing Continue Reading
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 . . .
As part of Hallowell’s Museum In The Street Project, the Historic Hallowell Committee purchased twenty-seven photographs printed from glass plate negatives that are part of the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company collection housed at the Penobscot Marine Museum. Founded in Belfast, Maine, in 1909, the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. published “real photo postcards” with Continue Reading