Author Archives: Bangor Museum Admin

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 […]

Eaton Peabody Named Bangor Historical Society 2015 Summer Walking Tour Sponsor

Bangor region residents and visitors are learning more about the city’s history thanks to Eaton Peabody, Attorneys at Law and the Bangor Historical Society. The law firm has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of the 151 year-old organization’s popular summer walking tours. “One of our primary goals is to ‘share’ the history of Bangor […]

Bangor Historical Society Announces Summer Schedule

Get ready to take a trip into Bangor’s past when the Bangor Historical Society (BHS) celebrates its 151st year beginning Tuesday, June 2nd at 10 a.m. as the Thomas A. Hill House Museum opens for the season. Opening day activities include tours of the museum and the season’s first Brown Bag Lunch session. “It’s going […]