The Friendship Museum will begin a monthly series of unusual film screenings Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Friendship Town Office, 6 Harbor Road. The series will continue on the third Wednesday of the month through June.

In 1953, Carleton Simmons began taking home movies of people, places and events in Friendship Village and other Midcoast locations. A few of these unedited reels of film have been viewed by museum members and they raised a number of questions. Do you remember where the post office was, Betty and Al’s wharf and when the bait truck broke the Forest Lake bridge? Find out the answers, have fun and help the museum identify some of the people and places in the films.

Simmons was the postmaster, as well as a founding member of the Friendship Sloop Society and a boat builder. His films reveal a love and respect for his hometown.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to