Lecture: Surveying Salmon Falls: Exploring the Village and Culture Through its Built Environment
In 2020, architectural historian Peter Michaud began a weekly survey of the buildings and structures in the village of Salmon Falls (now Rollinsford). Using examples from his survey, Peter will explore how the built environment reflects the history and development of the village in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as larger historic contexts.
Lecture: A History of Maine Railroads
Maine is populated with intriguing characters and compelling stories of railroads and the unique communities they helped to build. One of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, Maine at one point had more than ninety communities with trolleys. From an international electric trolley to the attempted World War I dynamiting of a railroad bridge between the United States and Canada, Bill Kenny will talk about why the state is home to a rich rail heritage.