“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 signing copies.

“This book is a look into the people who helped make Bangor what it is today,” Bangor Historical Society Executive Director Melissa Gerety said. “And Dick and Brian are such incredible resources when it comes to Bangor’s history. Having them join us at Hill House is a natural fit.”

“Summer Wine at Hill House” is new event for the BHS’s 151st season. Held three times during the summer months, the two hour event is a casual gathering of BHS members, new and old. Shane McCarthy from State Street Wine Cellar provides a choice of wines each month, light hors d’oeuvres are provided and music, courtesy of the Bangor Band, accents the evening.

“We don’t have a formal program during ‘Summer Wine’, it’s really just an opportunity for our members to get to know one another and, for those who are new members, to learn a little more about us and our collection by spending time at Hill House,” Gerety added. “The book signing accentuates the purpose of our event—to give people an opportunity to learn more about Bangor’s rich history.”

Summer Wine at Hill House and the “Legendary Locals of Bangor” book signing take place at the Thomas A. Hill House, home of the Bangor Historical Society, on Thursday, July 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are complimentary for members. Memberships start at $25 and are available online at www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org or at the entrance to the event. More information is available by calling 942-1900 or emailing info@bangorhistoricalsociety.org.