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Redington Museum

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62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
872-9439 https://www.redingtonmuseum.org

February 2018

Early Franco-Americans in Waterville

February 8, 2018, 5:30 PM7:00 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Join the Waterville Historical Society as Fred Clark and Bob Chenard talk to us about the early Franco-American people in Waterville. It should be an informative and educational lecture!

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March 2018

Two Cent Talk: Jeffrey Thomson and Justin Tussing

March 22, 2018, 5:30 PM7:00 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Jeffrey Thomson is a poet, memoirist, translator, and editor and is the author of multiple books, including the memoir Fragile, The Belfast Notebooks, The Complete Poems of Catullus, and the edited collection From the Fishouse. He has been an NEA Fellow, the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, and the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow at Brown University. He is currently professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington. Justin Tussing is…

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Mainers and World War I

March 28, 2018, 5:30 PM7:00 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Postponed from March 8, due to snowstorm. Angela Goebel-Bain, curator of the Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I exhibit which is currently on display at the Maine State Museum, will speak about the photographs and artifacts in the exhibit. The talk will chronicle the United States' journey from neutral country to a member of the Allied Forces. Her talk will feature stories from specific Maine soldiers as well as civilians working toward an Allied victory. Those…

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May 2018

Waterville’s National Guard in the First World War

May 10, 2018, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us as Captain Jonathan Bratten talks to us about Waterville’s National Guard and their contribution in WWI. Captain Jonathan Bratten is the Command Historian for the Maine National Guard. In this capacity, he has produced multiple articles on the history of Maine’s soldiers, appearing in such publications as The Washington Post, On Point: the Journal of Army History, and Army Magazine. He has also appeared in the Smithsonian Channel documentary, "Americans Underground: Secret Cities of World War I." Additionally,…

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June 2018

Waterville Historical Society Member Reception

June 16, 2018, 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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The Annual Membership Reception is for Members of the Waterville Historical Society and anyone interested in joining. RSVP is required, dress is casual CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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July 2018

The Voyage of Life

July 11, 2018, 5:30 PM7:00 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Why would Lydia Crosby copy Thomas Cole's "The Voyage of Life"? Join the Waterville Historical Society at the Redington Museum as the host Veronique Plesch, Professor of Art History at Colby College, who will discuss art work, copies, and will highlight one of the historically significant works located at the Redington Museum. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Legacy: The Levine Family

July 12, 2018, 4:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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A documentary showing how a recent family reunion is the opportunity for a Jewish family, with ancestors from Lithuania/Poland, who settled in Waterville, Maine over 100 years ago, to examine the cultural values that have passed on through the generations, and to discover the meaning of those ethics and values today. Through an honoring ceremony at Waterville’s synagogue, several members of the Levine family explore the history of the founders of Levine’s Store, a large clothing store that had been…

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August 2018

Asa Redington: From Orphan to Community Builder

August 9, 2018, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Lawrence (Larry) Dodge III of the Waterville Public Library, will be presenting about a pioneer and businessman Asa Redington. His lecture is the story of how an orphan helped win independence, served George Washington, and helped shape a community. Lawrence (Larry) Dodge III was born and raised in Waterville. He graduated from Waterville High School in 1988. He then attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA and graduated with a BA in History, 1996 and then a Master’s Degree in…

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September 2018

How Colby College Ended Up In Waterville

September 13, 2018, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Maine State Archivist, Dave Cheever, will present: “How Colby Happened to End up in Waterville: A story of how a flood on the Androscoggin River in 1817, combined with intrigue, cut-throat capitalism, religious persecution, and bare-knuckle politics brought Colby to Waterville.”

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October 2018

WWI Gold Star Mothers and Widows

October 11, 2018, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us as Pearly Lechance talks about the pilgrimages made during the 1930's by the WWI Gold Star Mothers and Widows to the visit the European Cemeteries.

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January 2019

Lebanese Heritage in Waterville

January 10, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Hosted by Waterville Historical Society and Redington Museum Join us as Tom Nale and Joe Jabar speak of the Lebanese Heritage in Waterville, particularly Head of Falls.

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February 2019

Postponed – Franco-American Women in Waterville

February 13, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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This talk has been postponed until next week—Thursday, February 21st, at 5:30. Hosted by Waterville Historical Society and Redington Museum Join us as Meg Bernier Boyd talks to us about Franco-American women in Waterville!

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Franco-American Women in Waterville

February 21, 5:30 PM7:00 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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(Postponed from Feb 13, 2019) Hosted by Waterville Historical Society and Redington Museum Join us as Meg Bernier Boyd talks to us about Franco-American women in Waterville!

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March 2019

1944 Championship Basket Ball Team

March 14, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us as Fred Stubbert talks to us about the 1944 New England Championship Basket Ball Team. Hosted by Waterville Historical Society and Redington Museum

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April 2019

Old Maine Central #470 Steam Locomotive

April 11, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us as Peter Violette talks to us about the Old Maine Central #470 Steam Locomotive that is currently being restored by New England Steam Corporation. Click for more info.

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May 2019

Scan-A-Thon

May 18, 9:30 AM1:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Bring your original WWI or WWII documents, post cards, photographs, handwritten letters, medals, and other objects to scan, and the Waterville Historical Society will create digital archives for you. Click for more info.

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July 2019

Lewis Rosenthal: Rags to Riches

July 11, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Bob Rosenthal will be speaking about his father, Lewis Rosenthal. Lewis Rosenthal was a shrewd business man, loving father, and philanthropist. He was a major developer of residential and commercial real estate in Waterville and beyond who also owned multiple woolen mills in Maine and in other states.

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August 2019

Orphan Trains

August 8, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Marilyn Canavan will speak about children who were put up for adoption by the Home for Destitute Catholic Children in Boston between 1864 and 1954. Several of those children were brought by priests to Waterville, one of whom was Marilyn’s mother and another, famously, was the senior George Mitchell, the father of Paul, John, Robert, George J., and Barbara Mitchell. Marilyn Canavan was a Maine State Representative from 2000 to 2008 and currently serves on the boards of the University…

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October 2019

History Of The Waterville Fire Department

October 10, 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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The Waterville Historical Society’s October talk will feature Scott Holst, who will discuss the history of the Waterville Fire Department. Holst, a lieutenant in the department, has been a fireman in Waterville for 25 years and has researched the history of this group, publishing his findings in 2015. And he is still researching.

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November 2019

History Of Pharmacy

November 14, 5:30 PM7:00 PM
Redington Museum, 62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us as Dr. McCarthy, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, talks to us about the History of Pharmacy! This should be a very interesting event and we will have the Apothecary open for viewing after the event! Dr. Robert L. McCarthy was appointed the 4th Dean of the University of New England College of Pharmacy on August 1, 2018. Previously, he served as the 7th Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy from 2003 to 2013, after…

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