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The Newport Cultural Center’s Historical Society Museum has a new exhibit on display as seen in the picture. There are wood working tools, pictures and wood products on display. These items show a glimpse into the wood industry that was (and still is) an important part of the local and Maine heritage. The pictures and wood products on display are from Cooper Brothers’ Wood and Veneer Mill and Banton Brothers, Inc. Both businesses were located at the site currently owned and run by Vic Firth’s (on Sebasticook Lake at the corner of Route 7 and High Street). Wood working exhibit at the NCC Historical Society Museum.
The Historical Society Museum is free so come in and view the exhibit and browse the many smaller exhibits located in glass displays throughout the first floor. The Museum is open during regular business hours of the Newport Cultural Center, Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. If you are interested in helping preserve Newport’s heritage, working with museum displays, or volunteering at the museum, attend a meeting on Saturday, July 15th at 9 AM at the Newport Cultural Center located at 154 Main Street in Newport. If you are unable to attend or would like additional information contact Sylvia Miholovich at 368-5705 or
The Dexter Historical Society invites the public to share a celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Grist Mill Museum on Saturday, July 8th at 1 PM. The Grist Mill, operated by the Maxfield, Small, Wilkins family for 150 years, opened as a museum in July of 1967 after the town bought the property and leased it to the Dexter Historical Society. The program for the event includes speakers Representative Ray Wallace, Senator Paul Davis and Earle Shettleworth, retired head of Maine Preservation. The Carr School and the Millers House will also be open for tours, scrapbooks of the society's past activities will be available to peruse and refreshments will be served.