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Wessaweskeag Historical Society Heritage Day – Knox County VillageSoup

SOUTH THOMASTON — After 2 years without celebrating the annual “Heritage Day,” the Wessaweskeag Historical Society is now happy to welcome the public back to share a special, “once-a-year” day that opens the museum and its archives to the public. All are invited to join. The event will take place on Aug. 14, 1-4 pm The Midcoast Community Band will play at 2:00 pm in the Keag park across the street from the library. The society has a special focus for Heritage Day this year: the opening of the Little Red Schoolhouse as a museum in itself. The Historical Society has now leased the space from the town of South Thomaston and is in the process of collecting and displaying items that reflect its life as a schoolhouse to the community. The historical collection continues to grow, and many artifacts, diaries, publications, and journals recently collected from generous town families and during the archaeological dig in the Keag have been added to the inventory.

Refreshments will be served and members available to answer questions.

The Wessaweskeag Historical Society was founded three decades ago and is a nonprofit, charitable organization anchored in South Thomaston. It maintains archives and a museum adjacent to the town’s public library, hosts monthly potluck suppers and heritage programming available to the public. The society also hosts the annual Heritage Day, sponsors local historic preservation and cooperates with similar community organizations. Higher education for local youth is supported through the society’s scholarship program.

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