Centenarian's memoir topic of historical society program

May 11, 2018
Sadie Mae Galegos

Belfast — “Recollections: Growing Up on the East Side of Belfast” will be the topic of the Belfast Historical Society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Deborah Nowers, a member of the Wawenoc Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society, will present the story of Sadie May Robbins Stinson Galegos. Sadie was born in June 1900 and died in 2009 at age 108.

She was born on her grandparents’ farm at the Searsport line of Back Searsport Road and spent her childhood working on the farm. She attended the White School, a one-room schoolhouse near the farm, and graduated from Belfast High School in 1919.

Sadie began teaching in Searsport after one semester at the Eastern Maine Normal School and later taught at the White School and then at the Peirce School in Belfast.

The program is based on a manuscript written in 1994 by Sadie, at age 94, in which she looks back at the childhood she said shaped her life.

Belfast Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public and are held April through October. For a program schedule, visit belfastmuseum.org.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.