Local genealogist to speak in Cushing
On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Cushing Historical Society ends the 2012 season with its traditional potluck supper at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Society's building on Hathorne Point Road. Attendees are expected to bring food for six people, and to provide their own plates and flatware.
At 7:30 p.m., the evening’s program begins with a quick business meeting. The short "2011 Arts in the Barn Film Revue," produced by Howie Weisbrot, will be shown, followed by speaker Marie Sprague. She is a local genealogist and life-long Cushing resident. Her topic, “The First White Child Born in Cushing," will include history on Archibald Robinson and his other descendants.
Sprague said that she has had a passion for genealogy “forever.” As early as seventh grade, she was studying town reports and writing stories about local residents, after listening to people reminisce about them. “I didn’t even know them, or why they were important to me.” Her interest has long since expanded past the town’s borders; she has now visited most of the cemeteries in Knox County, and her computer is filled with her research and discoveries. Sprague has previously spoken to the Historical Society on "Old houses of Cushing," and also on "People who passed through Cushing."
For more information, call 354-6351 or go to cushingmainehistoricalsociety.org.