Looking back in Lincolnville

Sep 29, 2017
The 1902 Lincolnville Centennial was held at the Town Meetinghouse, home of the United Christian Church.

Lincolnville — The public is invited to enjoy a program of Stories and Songs from 1900 to 1950, to be held Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. at the United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173, in Lincolnville Center.

Lincolnville historian Diane O'Brien will present a retrospective of life in a Midcoast community during the first half of the 20th century, reading selected stories from her book "Staying Put." There will be a sing-along of secular and sacred songs of that era led by UCC music director Mary Schulien and accompanied by organist Connie Parker.

Program organizers are hoping that neighbors far and near, old-timers and newcomers alike will come to the program to visit a special time in town history and leave with an enhanced appreciation of life before "modern contraptions." A reception will follow in the adjacent Community Building.

The church, built in 1821, is on the registry of historic buildings and has its original box pews, high pulpit, surrounding balcony and leaded glass windows. Both the church and community building are handicapped accessible. A free-will offering will enable the church to provide future musical programs. For more information, call 785-3521.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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