Stockton Springs Historical Society

Colcord House June 2018

Stockton Springs Historical Society (SSHS) owns the historic Colcord House and shares space in the building with Stockton Springs Community Library.

SSHS Visitor Hours: A SSHS volunteer is available every Satuday morning from 10 am to 1 pm from May through October to provide a guided tour of the SSHS historical rooms and artifacts, to assist with looking up information about Stockton Springs, and to discuss the history of Stockton Springs with anyone who is interested. You may also request an appointment by email sshs.history.me@gmail.com or leave a message for a SSHS member with the Library staff during open hours.

The Robert Carver Brooks Research Room is open whenever the library is open. Those interested in the history of the Revolution, maritime history or genealogy may be interested in the books available in the Research Room.

SSHS Meetings:
The Stockton Springs Historical Society’s meetings are held at Colcord House at 1:30 pm the first Sunday of each month from April through December. Meetings are open to the public.  The schedule is posted at the Library, the Town Office, and the Post Office.

The first meeting of the year is Sunday April 8th at 1:30 pm. The program in on Le Grand Henderson, an author and illustrator of children’s books. He spent May to November in Sandy Point for many years. We’d love to hear memories from people who knew him or to have some of his books shared as part of the program. The meeting is at the Colcord House starting at 1:30. The program will be after the business meeting.

2018 Programs

April 8: Kathy Harrison – Legrand Henderson
May 6: Stories from the Historical Society Archives
June 3: Caroline Connor – Civil Ware Era Medicine
July 1: Paul Bock – The Latest on the Cape Jellison Dig
August 5: Bonnie Jean Brooks – Memories of the Blueberry Festival and Tally Ho
September 2: Picnic starting at 1:00
October 7: Joyce O’Rourke – Mystics in Stockton
November 4: Dan Harrison – The “Springs” in Stockton Springs
December 2: Christmas dinner with the Library starting at 1:00

Everyone is welcome to come and learn a little history.

SSHS 2018 Board Members:
Hilu Gander-Ludlow and Joyce O’Rourke

2018 and 2019 Board Members:
Diane Coose Littlefield and Anne Spencer

SSHS Memberships:
New members welcome! Annual membership dues is $10.00 per person. Any one wanting to join can email SSHS with your name and address and a form will be sent or you can download the pdf form from sshs_NewMemberForm here.

Donations:
The Stockton Springs Historical Society welcomes donations of local family records, artifacts, and funds to help the organization achieve its goals. SSHS is a 501(c)3 organization.

Merchandise:
Books, maps, and other items related to the history of Stockton Springs are available for purchase at Colcord House during open library hours. All proceeds benefit SSHS.

Contact SSHS:
Stockton Springs Historical Society, PO Box 101, Stockton Springs ME 04981 or email sshs.history.me@gmail.com

 

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