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BHS Virtual Presentation: Walking the Old Veazie Railroad

September 16 at 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Join the Bangor Historical Society for our next virtual Zoom presentation on Thursday, September 16th at 4pm our presenters will be Liz Ashe & Ronda Savage who will discussing “Walking the Old Veazie Railroad.” Ashe and Savage, two local history buffs, researched the history of the second earliest railroad in the United States; The Bangor, Old Town and Milford Railroad aka Veazie Railroad.  It ran from Bangor to Milford from 1836-1869.  Ashe and Savage heavily explored and photographed the entire…

*Rescheduled* Lumber Barons of Bangor Walking Tour

September 18 at 10:00 am12:00 pm

Once known as the Lumber Capital of the World, Bangor was home to a number of families whose fortunes came from the timberlands. Many of the city’s former leaders had the woods to thank for their wealth and prosperity. And, many of them are laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Join us for a special tour–offered only once in 2021–as we visit the final resting places of some of those who shaped the Queen City. Tickets for this tour…

Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 19 at 10:00 am10:30 am
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as…

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