Historical Society Calendar

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Past Historical Society Events


  • Smelt Fishing / Ice Harvest display at Merrymeeting Arts Center as part of their Ice and Smelt Festival, February 4, 2012
  • Bowdoinham Community School Grade 4 History Day, April 13, 2012 (8 stations on Bowdoinaham History)
  • Cemetery Cleanup Day, April 14, 2012: BHS cleaned up Denham Cemetery. Our members also helped with other cemeteries.
  • Strawberry Shortcake Sale and Barbecue History Display, at the 250 Chicken Barbecue, June 23, 2012
  • Three Early Bowdoinham Artists display at Merrymeeting Arts Center as part of the Bowdoinham Three Artist Show, June 18 to September 23, 2012.
  • Jellerson School Dedication and Merrymeeting Bay Museum displa, September 14 2012
  • Celebrate Bowdoinham, BHS Tent: Display on 1912 and 1962 Celebrations. Opening of the Century Box and display of its contents, September 15, 2012
  • Second Annual Historical Society Super Yard Sale, October 14, 2012
  • A Celebration of Bowdoinham Veterans display in Town Hall, November 9 - November 10, in conjunction with
    Veterans Day Cannon and Veteran's Park Dedication.
  • Throughout the year:  250th Commemorative Quilt: Bowdoinham 1762-1912; 250th Kids' Quilt: We Love Bowdoiham; Partnered with Bowdoinham 250th Committee to create The Bay, the Land, the People, Bowdoinham's 250 Book; Helped encourage publication and provide photos for Albert Dunlap's Life on the Abbagadassett; Helped provide photos for Jeff Fischer's Growing Up in Bowdoinham Video.                  


  • January:  If These Old Walls Could Talk: The Rich and Colorful History of the R.P.Carr/Purington/Nealy House  - with Kathy Gallant
  • April: A viewing of Mark Ireland’s Film, Merrymeeting Bay: A Rising Tide of Stewardship.
  • May: Bowdoinham Fourth Grade History Day at Bowdoinham Community School
  • July: A What Is It? evening.
  • September: Booth at Celebrate Bowdoinham.
  • October: A very successful Super Yard Sale to benefit Jellerson School.
  • November: an Antiques Street Show with many items assessed by our experts.
  • November 2011 to February 2012: Ice Harvest display at Merrymeeting Arts Center


  • January: Bowdoinham’s Fires: 1902 & 1904 - with Frank Connors.
  • April: Bowdoinham Photos: Notable and Historic - with Frank Connors.
  • August - September: Ducks Over the Bay display at Merrymeeting Arts Center.
  • September: Booth at Celebrate Bowdoinham.
  • October: Cider Social and Meeting House Open House; Mini Yard Sale.
  • November: Quilt Show at the Bowdoinham Town Hall at which over 100 quilts were displayed.