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PEMBROKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
July 12, 2020 - - - Activities Update
The Pembroke Historical Society is remaining very active during the coronavirus shutdown. Bill and Kim DeVaney or working on ideas for community outreach. Margaret Leighton carries out the vital role of Treasurer. Tabitha Bennett continues to make additions to the Society’s Facebook page and website, www.pembrokemainehistoricalsociety.org.
Although monthly programs have been postponed until 2021, the PHS continues its work of collecting, preserving, and presenting the story of the people of Pembroke. Among recent acquisitions are three baby quilts and one full-sized bed quilt made in Pembroke in the late 19th or early 20th century by Arathusa Pattangall, whose son William went on to become a justice of the Maine State Supreme Court. The quilts, which had been taken to California by members of the Pattangall family, were donated to the PHS from California by Suzanne McCulloch, a direct descendant of Arathusa and William. PHS Curator Susan Sanfilippo, with assistance from Pembroke’s quilt expert Bonnie Hunter, has formally added the quilts to the PHS collection. Susan also has an article in the Downeast edition of Memories of Maine magazine, available for free at the PHS Museum, the Pembroke Library, and other locations in and near Pembroke. The article, “Gifted Healer or Charlatan?”, examines the life of one of Pembroke’s most famous historic residents, Dr. Thomas W. Pomroy, “the clairvoyant physician.”
For information on the Society’s collection, or to arrange to visit the PHS Museum, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kris Paprocki at email@example.com or phone 207-726-4747. The Pembroke Historical Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Please send donations to: Pembroke Historical Society P.O. Box 135 Pembroke ME 04666. Volunteers are always welcome.
The monthly meetings of the Pembroke Historical Society will offer an array of programs that will enthrall lovers of local, state, and national history. In putting the roster together Stephen Sanfilippo, PHS program coordinator, sought to schedule outstanding presenters on a variety of topics, including historic photography, subsistence settlement, women’s history, the American Civil War, shore life, and maritime commerce and culture. Presentations, which include lecture, visuals, and discussion, start at or soon after 7:00 PM, following each month’s 6:30 PM business meeting, at the PHS museum, intersection of Front Street and Old County Road, Pembroke. Admission and refreshments are free, and donations to the PHS are welcome. Presentations are appropriate for adults, especially for educators and for those interested in Maine’s history, and for students, grades 5 through college.
Check the calendar below for details.