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Maine History Tour
Instructor: Linda Williams, Sue & Mick O’Halloran
Fridays • 4/28-5/26 • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Class size 13-17 students
0 seats remaining
Location: Field Trips
The first class will meet at 10:30 am in Randall 218 to sign some necessary paperwork
before leaving for lunch and the first field trip.
THIS CLASS IS FULL
Tally ho and away we go on an all new Maine History Tour. Proposed destinations include the L-A Museum, Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows observation deck, the Abbe Museum and the Sail Power and Steam Museum. Closer to home we plan to visit the First Amendment Museum. And, of course, each trip includes a visit to a local restaurant for lunch. Expenses to participants will be lunch costs, entry fee at sites, and a share of gas costs for those who choose to carpool. There will also be some walking at each site. This five week class is a perfect way for participants to learn more about the Great State of Maine.
MEET AT 10:30 A.M • RANDALL 218
We will meet in the Thompson Conference Room on the second floor of the Randall Student Center to complete necessary paperwork.
The class will adjourn to lunch at the EL AGAVE'S RESTAURANT
located at 58 Stephen King Drive in the Augusta Mall.
We have scheduled a guided tour at 1:00pm at The Tappan-Viles House.
THE TAPPEN-VILES HOUSE
150 State Street • Augusta • Free Admission • Website
The Tappan-Viles House is a historic house at 150 State Street in Augusta, Maine. Built in 1816 and restyled several times, the house exhibits an eclectic combination of Federal, Italianate, and Colonial Revival styles, the latter contributed by architect John Calvin Stevens.
There is no admission charge although contributions are welcomed.
MEET AT 11:30 A.M. AT LUCKY GARDEN RESTAURANT
218 Water Street, Hallowell • 207-622-3465
2 Litchfield Road • Hallowell • Donations • Website
The Vaughan Homestead is located in Hallowell on the brow of a hill overlooking the Kennebec River. The property covers nearly 200 acres, much of it woodland. It has a trail system along Vaughan Brook that features some magnificent old white pines, waterfalls, an arched stone bridge and a granite dam.
The house is a large and rambling structure, two stories in height. The original main block is the southernmost portion, except for a covered porch extending across its southeastern face. To the northwest of this block there are a series of ells, also mostly of 19th-century origin, one of which is in a distinctive octagon shape.
The property was part of the once-large holdings of Benjamin Hallowell, one of the Kennebec Proprietors and the namesake of the city.
MEET AT 11:00 A.M. AT DAVINCI'S EATERY
150 Mill Street, Lewiston • 207-782-2088
35 Canal Street • Lewiston • Admission $4 • Website
After our repast we will walk to the other end of the big Bates Mill Building to the Lewiston-Auburn Museum.
The water power available from the Androscoggin River was the impetus to building many factories in the mid 1800s. Thousand of folks worked in the various textile mills, shoe factories and brick mills that are described in this museum. Our tour will take approximately one hour.
MEET AT 12:00 P.M. AT JUST BARB'S RESTAURANT
24 Main Street, Stockton Springs • 207-567-3886
FORT KNOX HISTORIC SITE &
PENOBSCOT NARROWS OBSERVATORY
Penobscot Narrows • Prospect, Maine
Fort is Free Admission, Observatory is $2.50 • Website
The Fort Knox Historic Site features one of the best-preserved examples of coastal defense fortifications constructed in the mid-1800s. It is America's first fort named after Major General Henry Knox.
The Penobscot Narrows Observatory (PNO) is the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world. Those who would like may ride Maine's fastest elevator up 420 feet for breathtaking 360 degree views of the Penobscot Bay area.
MEET AT 11:00 A.M. AT ARCHER'S ON THE PIER
58 Ocean Street, Rockland • 207-594-2435
SAIL POWER & STEAM MUSEUM
75 Mechanic Street • Rockland • Free Admission • Website
The Sail Power & Steam Museum is home to a unique collection of marine and industrial photographs, exhibits, demonstrations, and artifacts.. This visit will give us a window into the way of life on Maine’s coast in yesteryear.
We may also be able to visit the colocated Museum of Maritime Pets featured in the March 7th 2023 UMASC Winter Lecture Series.
Linda Williams taught 21½ years. She has a BA in History and an MA in Education from University of Michigan. In Maine, Linda worked extensively with the Office of Substance Abuse, the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program, and Somerset County Hospice as Executive Director. Linda’s classes are always well-received and highly rated.
Susan O’Halloran grew up in New Hampshire, living winters in Berlin and summers at Moose Brook State Park in Gorham. She taught Special Education in NH and Hawaii, and served as a certified childbirth educator for a dozen years. In Maine, Sue completed a two-year program in Family Systems. She facilitated women’s support groups and a variety of state sponsored initiatives including a decade of helping Maine communities address the prevention and/or aftermath management of Youth Suicide.
Mick O’Halloran received most of his education in Miss Down’s Third Grade class in Millinocket. He later went on to Stearns High School, the University of Maine and finally to UMA Senior College. He spent most of his career working in manufacturing where he somehow managed to avoid being laid off until he was old enough to go on Medicare. Bob and Sue now live in Winthrop.
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