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Logs & Legends

October 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join the Bangor Historical Society on Saturday, October 21st at Wellman Commons(The Bangor Masonic Center), 300 Union Street on the old Bangor Theological Seminary campus, from 6pm-9pm.

Tickets Include:

-Charcuterie table

-Mac & cheese, chili, and brownie bar with an assortment of toppings.

-Cash bar

-Silent auction with great items to bid on.

Awards presentation- This year we will be honoring four award winners due to the pause in having our awards ceremonies during the pandemic.

The Judge John E. Godfrey Witness to History Award will be presented to Brian Swartz and Ardeana Hamlin. This award is given to those who have played a significant role in shaping or documenting Bangor’s history.


Ardeana Hamlin is the author of the novels “Pink Chimneys,” “Abbott’s Reach,” and “The Havener Sisters.” She worked for more than 15 years at the Bangor Daily News where she wrote for 10 years the By Hand column and was assistant editor of The Weekly, which included compiling the Yesterday column. Now retired, she lives in Hampden.


A Bangor Daily News reporter and editor for 27 years until his retirement in 2014, Brian Swartz has been passionate about Maine and American history since childhood. He launched his Maine at War column in April 2011 and his Maine at War blog in March 2012. He has published several books, including detailed histories of Bangor International Airport and Frank’s Bake Shop and two Civil War-related titles: Maine at War, Vol. 1: Bladensburg to Sharpsburg and Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War.

The Founding Fathers Preservation & Stewardship Award, which honors an individual or organization who has contributed to the preservation and/or stewardship of important artifacts or properties that are significant to Bangor will be given to Abe and Heather Furth, and Dash Davidson of High Tide Capital.


Abe and Heather Furth’s passion and commitment for business development and property redevelopment has left a permanent mark on the Bangor’s downtown. More than a decade ago they started in Orono and worked their way down the Penobscot to downtown Bangor turning old buildings into thriving businesses and residences.


Dash Davidson almost accidentally became a Bangor redeveloper when a twist of fate kept him in the city long enough to look around and see potential in downtown. Renovating 2 Hammond Street into new residential apartments on the upper floors with the Chamber of Commerce as its anchor tenant on the first floor was the first project. Moving up the street to the old Eastern Bank Building, more apartments are taking shape and the 1st floor will be reimagined leaving these old buildings with new energy and saving them for history.

For more information please call 207-942-1900 or email curator@bangorhistoricalsociety.org

To purchase tickets please follow the link below:

https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/5ac238ae-2080-46b2-8313-d7aeead18300