Camden-Rockport Historical Society elects new officers
Camden — New officers and board members were elected at the annual meeting of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society Aug. 21.
Preceding the meeting, members of the Megunticook Watershed Association presented a program on the history of Megunticook Lake and the soon to be published book about the lake.
At the annual meeting, the following were elected as officers of the historical society: Brenda Barrett, president; Frank Carr, vice-president; Lynn Feldborg, secretary and Elizabeth Moran, treasurer. The following were elected as board members: Geri Annis O’Connor, Joan Bennett, Roy Bennett, Heather Bilodeau, Sandy Delano, Gail Frye, John Frye, Nancy Ingraham, Tom Jackson, Jan Kelsey, Parker Laite Sr., Julia Libby, Alfred Ockenfels, Randy Stearns, Martyn Stanley, Maynard Stanley, Norma Stanley and Teddy Wilcox.
Outgoing President Frank Carr summarized the activities of the historical society for the past year. Among them were the popular bean hole bean suppers cooked by Maynard Stanley, a harvest gathering with a demonstration of crafts, the well-attended Victorian Christmas at the museum and Conway House during Christmas by the Sea weekend, Maple Sugar Sunday, repair of the barn sills and the windows of the blacksmith shop and painting of the Switch House. Jackson Landscape continued the clearing of the grounds. Also the summer open hours were extended. The complex will remain open during September — Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to visit to view the special exhibits for this year: Edna St. Vincent Millay, the Civil War, antique quilts and memorabilia from local schools and businesses. Working on scanning and cataloging the vast collection of artifacts, photos, and documents/ledgers continues.
The board welcomes questions, suggestions, comments from the community as well as offers of items for the collection. Volunteers are always welcome with a wide selection of projects from which to choose. Please visit conwayhouse.org for a list of volunteer opportunities or call 236-2257.