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Union Historical Society to hold annual meeting

Courtesy of Union Historical Society
Courtesy of Union Historical Society
This is one of Union Historical Society’s mystery photos. It was in Union and one can read Rural House on the building, but is it a visiting team or Union’s own? Historical societymember Suzy Shaub estimates the photo was taken circa 1870s to 1890s. She hopes someone with knowledge of uniforms of the era will have information to share.

UNION, Maine — Union Historical Society will hold its annual meeting, Wednesday Nov. 2, in the Old Town House, Town House Road. The evening will begin with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Members are asked to bring a main dish or salad to share, and their own place setting. Hostesses Suzi Barbee and Betty Nims will provide beverages and dessert.

The business meeting will include reports summarizing the accomplishments of the year to date, and election of officers for 2012. Visitors are invited to join the group for the program which begins at 7:10 p.m., if they prefer not to come for the potluck supper.

After the business meeting, outgoing president Dave Shaub and curators Suzy Shaub and Nick Santorineos will give a slide presentation of stereoviews from the 1870s to the late 1890s. If time permits, they will share early photos from the society’s picture and postcard collections. Some of these images are immediately recognizable, even after the passage of many years, and others are mystery photos about which the curators are seeking more information.

After the meeting the Old Town House will be closed for the winter. The Dec. 7 meeting of Union Historical Society will be held at the society’s headquarters, the Robbins House on Union Common. Union Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public.

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