Author Archives: Bangor Museum Admin

The End of An Era for Bangor

By David H. Bergquist More than a thousand Bangoreans braved the cloudy and cool early April afternoon and lined the fence along Dow’s runway to watch the last two Air Force aircraft leave the Strategic Air Command base. They witnessed history that April 5th and the end of an important era in the life of […]

BHS Presents: Mary Alden Hopkins-The Only Daughter of a Princess of Bangor

The Bangor Historical Society presents the true tale of Bangor native Mary Alden Hopkins, told by her descendant, Dr. Bill Hopkins on Thursday, August 4 at 6pm in the historic Isaac Farrar Mansion. Mary’s story is inspiring and fascinating–and one you won’t forget. Born and raised in Bangor, the only daughter of an orphaned girl […]

BHS Programming for Kids Receives City of Bangor Grant

Thanks to the support of the City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development and the Bangor City Council,  the Bangor Historical Society ‘s new children’s activities have a head start. At its October 26 meeting, the Bangor City Council approved the Commission’s recommendation to award a grant that will help the BHS with the planning […]

Bangor Historical Society Announces Harvest Wine at Hill House Dates

As summer fades into fall, the Bangor Historical Society has added two “Harvest Wine at Hill House” dates to its calendar of events. Sponsored by Russ Harrington from Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group, the fall events are scheduled for September 24 and October 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Harvest Wine at […]

Bangor Historical Society ‘History on Tap Unveiling Event’ Set for September 17th

Join the Bangor Historical Society, Geaghan Bros. Brewing Company, Central Street Farmhouse and winning home brewer Jerry Robichaud for the History on Tap Unveiling Event, Thursday, September 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Geaghan Bros. Brewery facility in Brewer. History on Tap launched earlier this year with a contest asking brewers to submit […]

“Legendary Locals of Bangor” Authors To Appear at Bangor Historical Society

Authors Richard Shaw and Brian Swartz, whose book “Legendary Locals of Bangor” is now available, will join members of the Bangor Historical Society during the organization’s July “Summer Wine at Hill House” event on Thursday, July 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Shaw and Swartz will have books on hand for purchase and will be […]

Bangor Historical Society, Maine Discovery Museum Present Student Art Show

Earlier this year, when fourth graders from two Bangor schools were creating a children’s book about Bangor’s Great Fire of 1911 there was a problem. So many drawings and so few pages available. That’s when the Bangor Historical Society and the Maine Discovery Museum, who partnered on the book project, decided to find a way […]

And the winner is…History on Tap Home Brewing Content Winner Announced

The judges have rendered their decision and the winner of the Bangor Historical Society’s First History on Tap Home Brewing Contest is: Jerry Robichaud ‘s Kentucky Common brew. “I’ve been brewing for 3 1/2 years and have brewed about 36-37 different beer styles,” Robichaud said. “I like to see all the differences there are. I […]