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Knox Museum LogoKnox Museum will present the Knox Annual Lecture on Thursday, August 10, at 5:30 pm at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. This year’s presentation is entitled George Washington: Our First President, and features Carol Borchert Cadou of Virginia’s Mount Vernon, with a special appearance by the country’s pre-eminent “George Washington” portrayer, also from Mount Vernon.  $31 advance general admission and $21 member tickets are currently available online at http://knoxmuseum.org/event/george-washington-the-first-president/ and at The Carriage Shop at Montpelier during regular tour hours, and will also be available at the Strand box office window for $36 and $26 starting at 4:30 pm on the day of the event. Doors open at 5 pm.

For more information about this lecture and the Hoecake Breakfast CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the text and photos from the original press release.

20170724 THS The Finnish Imprint

For many generations, immigrants from Finland have settled in Maine and made significant contributions to midcoast Maine and the United States in general. On August 8th, Steve Gifford will present a program entitled “The Finnish Imprint” at the Thomaston Historical Society. His presentation will overview the Finnish community in Maine, including the Finns reasons for immigrating and why they chose to settle in Maine, their areas of settlement, economic endeavors, social organizations and contributions to life in midcoast Maine.

Steve Gifford spent 31 years as an educator at schools in Rockland; Bangor; Stavanger, Norway; and Warsaw, Poland. He has been interested in all things Finnish for a good part of his life and recently returned from a fifth trip to Finland. He and his wife Mary have created summer exhibits for the Finnish Heritage House in South Thomaston for the past ten years on various aspects of the Finnish American settlement in the mid-coast (ie: granite industry, blueberry farming, poultry farming, sauna, music, etc.).

This program will be at the Knox Farmhouse, the Thomaston Historical Society’s museum at 80 Knox Street (adjacent to the railroad tracks), on Tuesday evening, August 8th. A reception with refreshments starts at 7:00 pm; the presentation will start at 7:30 pm.

Photo Caption: Finnish Heritage House in South Thomaston.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the original notice.

20170724 Drageon Cement Plant

 In driving past the giant facility on Route 1 in Thomaston, with quarries on one side and a large plant on the other, have you ever wondered what was inside? Now is your chance to find out and tour the Dragon Cement Plant with us.

 
Thomaston, Maine is built on a wedge of Precambrian rock. The limestone it contains has supported the lime and cement industries in this area for 300 years. Small kilns to process product lime were often found on small farms as lime was used to improve soil quality and was a main ingredient in plaster for building homes. Dragon Products is the last Thomaston operation to quarry the stone and the only remaining large cement production facility in New England. To celebrate this long history, Thomaston Historical Society in partnership with Dragon Products, is offering two tours of the plant on August 21. During the tour you will hear about the modern cement manufacturing process starting with the quarrying of limestone.
 
The Dragon Cement Plant tours on August 21 st will start at 10 am and 1 pm each, lasting about 2 to 2.5 hours. At the end of the tour, there will be a chance to ask questions of managers in the quiet of a conference room where refreshments will be served by the historical society. The cost is $30, discounted to $25 for members of the Thomaston Historical Society or the Boothbay Railway Village. Space is limited and will fill up quickly. If you are thinking about signing up for the Dragon Cement Plant tour, keep in mind that there will be a lot of walking and climbing of stairs. You can make reservations by sending a check to Thomaston Historical Society, PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861. Please note that the payment is for the Dragon tour. Include a telephone number or email address and whether your first choice is 10 am or 1 pm.
 
This opportunity is being offered in conjunction with the Boothbay Railway Village, who is hosting the Maine Coast Stone Symposium during the month of August. This celebration of the history, art and culture of Maine’s stone industry includes stone-working demonstrations, talks by artists, stone-workers, and members of the stone industry, and the exhibit Built with Stone: The Granite, Limestone, and Slate Industries in Maine. To learn more visit www.railwayvillage.org.
 
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SATURDAY, JULY 8TH: BELFAST ART SHOW – LOBSTER POUND RESTAURANT. LEAVE ST. GEORGE AT 8:00, THOMASTON AT 8:20. ARRIVE IN BELFAST 9:00. BROWSE THE ART EXHIBITS AND SHOPS IN BELFAST FROM 9:00-11:30. DEPART BELFAST AT 11:40, STOP AT LOBSTER POUND RESTAURANT IN LINCOLNVILLE BEACH FOR LUNCH ON THE WAY HOME. APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME IN THOMASTON 2:00, ST. GEORGE 2:20.

AUGUST 22ND - HARBOR CRUISE WITH LIGHT LUNCH FROM PORT CLYDE. DATE, TIME TO BE DETERMINED. SCHOOL BUS SHUTTLE WILL PICK UP IN THOMASTON AND AT ST. GEORGE TOWN OFFICE. THINKING 11:30 – 1:30

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND: COMMON GROUND FAIR TRIP. LEAVE ST. GEORGE AT 8:30, THOMASTON AT 8:50. BROWSE AT COMMON GROUND FAIR FROM 10:30 – 1:30 STOP AT IN WASHINGTON FOR AN ICE CREAM ON THE WAY HOME. APPROXIMATE RETURN TO THOMASTON 2:30, ST. GEORGE 2:50.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH: ANNUAL SHOPPING TRIP TO MAINE MALL AND AREA STORES. ONE BUS EACH FOR ST. GEORGE AND THOMASTON. ST. GEORGE BUS LEAVES AT 7:00 WITH STOP AT BRUNSWICK MCDONALDS, THOMASTON BUS LEAVES AT 7:15, WITH STOP AT TOPSHAM MCDONALDS. FINAL TIMING OF STOPS AT TARGET, MARDENS, CHRISTMAS TREE SHOP AND THE MAINE MALL TO BE DETERMINED.

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The Thomaston Recreation Department will offer Summer Sports Camps and Clinics in 2017.  Registration and payment will be open until the first day of each individual camp.  Checks can be made payable to the Thomaston Recreation Department.  Checks can be mailed or dropped off to the Thomaston Town Office (address listed above).  Cash is also accepted as payment at the Town Office.

If you sign your child up for soccer and basketball they will be supervised for the entire time with lunch provided by the RSU #13 Summer Lunch Program.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the available Camps/Clinics.

The Thomaston Recreation Department will offer Summer Sports Camps and Clinics in 2017.  Registration and payment will be open until the first day of each individual camp.  Checks can be made payable to the Thomaston Recreation Department.  Checks can be mailed or dropped off to the Thomaston Town Office (address listed above).  Cash is also accepted as payment at the Town Office.

If you sign your child up for soccer and basketball they will be supervised for the entire time with lunch provided by the RSU #13 Summer Lunch Program

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