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 and implementation of programming designed for kids ages 5-13.

“We’re looking forward to expanding our events and activities to include kids from around the region, but specifically those who live in Bangor,” BHS Executive Director Melissa Gerety said. “We are grateful to the City and the Commission for not only their financial support, but for their endorsement of our efforts.”

When fully implemented, the program will provide monthly activities with historic themes as well as increase opportunities for kids in Bangor schools to learn more about the history of their city through field trips and classroom visits.

“We’re just getting started with planning for the off-site part of the program, but are excited about working with administrators and teachers to bring history to their students,” Gerety said.

Educators and parents interested in being part of this new program should email BHS Children’s Education Program Coordinator Amanda Black at