THOMASTON — Two events will soon focus on the heritage of Thomaston Shipbuilding, part of the results of a grant received by the Thomaston Historical Society in honor of Maine’s 200th birthday.

On Saturday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., a new plaque will be unveiled, depicting an early map of Thomaston’s 19th century shipyards, noting by whom they were owned. It will take place at the overlook above the Thomaston Town Landing.

Live music is planned and the brochure on Thomaston Shipbuilding, also prepared with funds from the grant, will be available.

Following that will be a talk by historian Peggy McCrea, titled “An Overview of Thomaston Shipyards (1800-2020).” This talk will take place at Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Tuesday, Aug 24, at 7 p.m.

A booklet, also published as part of the grant, will be available at both events and at the Thomaston Historical Society Museum at 80 Knox St., now open 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The third component of the grant is 10 framed posters, featuring major shipbuilders throughout the 200 year period covering Capt. Edward Robinson from the early 1800s to Cabot and Drew Lyman, active today at Lyman-Morse. Currently, the posters are on display at the Thomaston Municipal Building.

Come these events to celebrate Thomaston’s Shipbuilding heritage. Bring a mask if safety protocol requires it. For more information, email