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Online exhibit features Midcoast historic buildings

Maine Bicentennial
Jan 15, 2020

Augusta — Four local historic buildings will be included in the Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s “Present at Statehood” online exhibit, part of the state Bicentennial celebrations. The Chestnut Street Historic District, in Camden, and the Camden-Rockport Conway House will be part of the online tour. The Lincolnville Center Meeting House and the George Ulmer House, in Lincolnville, have also been selected.

The rotating exhibit highlights historic properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and that were in existence when Maine attained statehood in 1820. A different property will be featured each weekday during the bicentennial year, including prominent landmarks such as the Nichols-Sortwell House in Wiscasset and the First Church of Belfast; one-of-a-kind structures like the Portland Observatory and Fort Edgecomb; and historic districts that contain multiple early buildings and structures.

The exhibit can be viewed on the Commission’s website at maine.gov/mhpc/. The project was funded through a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

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