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October 23, 2014 - What We Ate In Berwick and Beyond

Joy family tureen7:30 pm (Berwick Academy)

The shape of modern food habits begins to emerge in the early 1800s, including the order of the menu, and the preparation of dishes we know and love today.  In this talk, Sandy Oliver will explore the life stories of classic Maine dishes enjoyed by Berwick residents from 1814 to 1914 like chowder, baked beans and brown bread, and some that have disappeared (or nearly) like salt fish dinner.

 

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Bicentennial Calendar of Events

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Fall 2014 Schedule of Events for South Berwick’s 200th Anniversary Year

October 23:  What We Ate in Berwick and Beyond, Sandy Oliver, Old Berwick Historical Society lecture at 7:30 at Berwick Academy

November 20:  James Sullivan: the Forgotten Founder, the story of local Berwick author (1795 History of the Province of Maine) and Governor of Massachusetts – Old Berwick Historical Society lecture given by Professor Daniel Breen, at 7:30 at Berwick Academy

December 5: Home for the Holidays - Shop and stroll Main Street, 5:00-8:00 pm

 
A Bicentennial History

 

1814: South Berwick Comes into Its Own

by Norma Keim

February 12, 1814 was a momentous day for the village of Quamphegan.  Located on the site of an ancient Indian village still bearing its name, it was the commercial center of the town of Berwick, which then included today’s South Berwick, Berwick and North Berwick.

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South Berwick Time Line

Cummings Mill workers

History of South Berwick, Maine, from the age of discovery to the 21st Century

Based on the Maine School Administrative District #35 Timeline of Eliot and South Berwick History - March 16, 2001 

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From our bicentennial exhibit - South Berwick Town Hall:

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Becoming South Berwick:

Surviving the Revolution

Meeting House

by Cari Quater
Berwick Established: In 1713, the same year that ended of Queen Anne’s War- a war dominated by conflict with the French and their Indian allies -- the town of Berwick officially separated from Kittery.
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