Searsport to mark 175th anniversary Feb. 13

Feb 10, 2020
Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris talks about Searsport's history Feb. 13 as part of the town's 175th anniversary celebration.

Searsport — The town of Searsport kicks off the celebration of its 175h anniversary Thursday, Feb. 13. After a 10 a.m. reenactment of the town's first official town meeting, the festivities move to the vestry at Curtis Hall on Church Street.

The Searsport Historic Preservation Committee is hosting a free "Share a Dish" potluck supper beginning at 5 p.m. at Curtis Hall. Dessert will be a special Happy 175th Birthday Searsport cake. Following dinner, Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris will be the evening's keynote speaker. Beginning at 7 p.m., she will present a slide show of "The Early History of Searsport."

She will explain how Searsport became a town on its own, rather than just an extension of Belfast, how the first streets in town got their names, where the first families settled and why Main Street in Searsport basically hasn't changed in appearance since the mid-1800s.

For more information, contact Lin Calista at 441-7810, or email her at: searsportframer@gmail.com.

To learn more about the Searsport 175th Anniversary Celebration, contact Karen Kelley: 322-2947.

To speak with Farris, call 548-2954.

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