Speakers and Programs

Unless indicated otherwise:

Speaker programs are at 7:00 pm

at the

Milbridge Museum and Historical Society

83 Main Street, Milbridge, Maine.

Refreshments to follow. All programs are free and open to the public.

2018 Programs

We will be posting future summer programming as soon as possible.

June 12thRobert Stanley, Terry Rumery, Peter Sawyer and Charlie Phinney will lead a presentation about the history of our towns service stations!
July 10thPresentation by Arthur Boatin about the writings of Maine author, Elaine Ford. Arthur and Elaine moved to Milbridge in 1985. Milbridge and small town living was a source of inspiration for her writings. Elaine passed away last year and Arthur will be sharing a peak into her latest book,"This Time Might Be Different."
August 14thPresentation by "The Downeast Cowboy!"



Previous Programs

Firearm Basics – Understanding Firearms & Determining Gun Values, presented by Noel Marine Supplies & Firearms

Captain Jamie Robertson and “Robertson’s Sea Tours!”

Stories of Grindstone, Winter Harbor, presented by Larry Smith.

Bees, pollination and population, presented by Ed Flanagan.

Gateway Theatre Project

Explore Downeast, presented by Daniel Merritt.

Poultice, Potion and Pill: Maine’s Historical Herbalists, presented by Susan Sanfilippo

19th Century Midwifery, presented by Helen Burst.

Listening to the Earth, the Hidden Sounds of Earthquakes, Oceans, and Tides, presented by John Bullit.

Allagash Trails and Tales, presented by Tim Caverly.

Milbridge Shore Birds, presented by Linsey Tudor.

What’s in the Water, presented by Brian Beal.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Lobster Fishing, presented by Dale Woodward.

Rockweed Harvesting, presented by Dennis Bryant (Director, Maine Rockweed Operations, Acadia Sea Plants).

Restoring Seabirds to Downeast Islands, presented by Linda Welch (wildlife Biologist, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge).

What’s In The Water, presented by Dr. Brian Beal (Director Downeast Institute For Applied Marine Research and Education).

Lighthouses, (A new program), presented by Tim Harrison, (editor, ‘Lighthouse Digest’).

The Baseline, presented by Nancy Willey (retired teacher).

Extreme Makeover Home edition comes to Milbridge.View photos of the home here.

Voyage to the bottom of the sea! . . . . Well almost .

July 2007 Antiques Appraisal with Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

The year without a summer (The summer of 1816)

Salmon Fishing

Pond Island History

40 Years of Lobstering

Burnham Tavern and the Revolutionary War Downeast

Record Crowd Hears about Nash Island, Jenny Cirone

Ruggles House — “One of the finest examples in New England…of a small federal period home”

From Boom to Bust — the Harvest of Urchins in Maine

Tasty Cheese, and Soap, From Goat’s Milk

Mining in Downeast Maine

Multipurpose Recreational Complex Coming to the County

Fiberglass Boat Building

The Ugliest Things You Ever Laid Your Eyes On

The Base Line

A Career in the C.I.A.

Washington County’s Cranberry Industry

Dairy Farming in Washington County

Milbridge Founding Families

McClellan Park

Mills and Dams of the Narraguagus

History in Post Cards

Farming the Salt Marsh with Dikes

Shirley Kennedy Tells Historians About Barrel Racing

“A Good-Sized Small Winery”

Historians Relive Era of Stacy’s Country Jamboree