Articles by Kaitlin Cough

 
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Castine Historical Society wins Governor’s Tourism Award

By Kaitlin Cough on March 22, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
CASTINE — Winners of the 2016 Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism Awards were announced during the annual conference held March 22 at Sunday River Resort in Newry. The 2016 Originality Award was presented to the Castine Historical Society. “The extraordinary achievement of the Castine Historical Society in bringing the replica …
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Graduate Internship with Castine Historical Society

By Kaitlin Cough on March 07, 2016, at 10:48 a.m.
CASTINE — Castine Historical Society announced it is offering one internship opportunity for a graduate student enrolled in a museum studies, public history, archival studies or related master’s degree or doctoral. program. The internship is full time (35 hours per week) for 10 weeks in the spring or summer of …

Castine Historical Society Wins DART Award

By Kaitlin Cough on Nov. 20, 2015, at 4:36 p.m.
The Castine Historical Society is pleased to announce that it is the winner of the first annual DART award for excellence in Marketing and Promotion. The award was given at an awards symposium and luncheon on November 13 by DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism in Winter Harbor. The award recognizes …
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Michael Greenburg, author of "The  Court Martial of Paul Revere" and 7th annual Pulliam lecturer, will discuss his work on Aug. 4 in Castine.

The Court Martial of Paul Revere is subject of Aug. 4 lecture in Castine

By Kaitlin Cough on July 28, 2015, at 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Delano Auditorium, Battle Avenue & Pleasant Streets, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-4118; castinhistoricalsociety.org CASTINE | The seventh annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the Delano Auditorium of Maine Maritime …
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Castine Historical Society program to focus on relevance of history

By Kaitlin Cough on Jan. 28, 2015, at 1:42 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Castine Historical Society, 17 School Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-4118; castinehistoricalsociety.org Castine – On Friday, February 6, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., the Castine Historical Society will present a special winter program focused on the relevance of history in …
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Pastel portrait of General Gosselin as a boy of approximately 14 serving in the British marines long before he arrived in Castine on September 1, 1814.  (Loaned to CHS for exhibit by Ken Martin)

September 1 Marks 200th Anniversary of Arrival of British Troops in Castine

By Kaitlin Cough on Aug. 26, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
Monday, September 1, 2014 – Labor Day – marks the 200th Anniversary of the landing of British troops at Castine under the command of Generals John Sherbrooke and Gerard Gosselin. In 1814, the British quickly fortified the Castine peninsula, intending to control Downeast Maine, from Castine to the St. Croix …
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The Castine Historical Society's Grindle House, c. 1850, currently undergoing renovation.

CASTINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING TO FEATURE TALK ON HISTORIC HOUSE INTERIORS

By Kaitlin Cough on Aug. 20, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Castine Historical Society, 17 School Street on the Common, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-4118; castinehistoricalsociety.org The Castine Historical Society will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, August 27 beginning at 4:00 pm in the Mitchell Room on the …
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The 1859 Abbott School, home of the Castine Historical Society

“Touring Through Time”: Special Events at Local Historical Societies

By Kaitlin Cough on July 21, 2014, at 3:04 p.m.
The Castine Historical Society is one of eight local historical societies in the East Penobscot Bay and Blue Hill Peninsula area participating in the annual “Touring through Time” weekend. Touring through Time events take place Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. In Castine, visitors can see the 2014 seasonal …
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Alan Taylor

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor to speak in Castine

By Kaitlin Cough on July 18, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor will deliver the sixth annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Delano Auditorium on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy. Taylor’s appearance is in connection with Castine Historical Society’s summer exhibition highlighting the town’s occupation by British …
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Copy of image drawn on window pane by British officer occupying Castine in 1814-15. From the CHS archives.

Historical Society Summer Exhibit to Highlight Castine and War of 1812

By Kaitlin Cough on May 29, 2014, at 10:46 a.m.
Thirty years after the end of the American Revolution, British troops landed at Castine and other ports in Maine to lay claim to territory east of the Penobscot River. The eight month occupation of Castine was part of a strategy to expand British Canada during the War of 1812. The …

Castine Historical Society 13th Art Show & Sale August 16-18

By Kaitlin Cough on Aug. 09, 2013, at 10:41 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: The biennial Castine Historical Society Art Show & Sale, now in its thirteenth year, begins with an opening reception on Friday, August 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The Show continues on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 …
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“The Adams School in Castine”, 5” x 7” oil by Dan Graziano, featured artist in the thirteenth Castine Historical Society Art Show and Sale scheduled for August 16-18.

CASTINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS 13TH ART SHOW AND SALE

By Kaitlin Cough on Aug. 09, 2013, at 10:34 a.m.
Castine, Maine — The Castine Historical Society will sponsor an art show and sale beginning with an opening reception on Friday, August 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The show and sale will continue on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. and on Sunday, August 18 from …
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Michael C. Quinn, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, which breaks ground in 2014 on a new building in Philadelphia.

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION PRESIDENT TO SPEAK IN CASTINE

By Kaitlin Cough on July 31, 2013, at 1:04 p.m.
Castine, Maine — Michael C. Quinn, CEO and President of the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, will speak on “Life with George Washington, James Madison, and the American Revolution” at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 8. Presented by the Castine Historical Society, the lecture will be held …
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U.S. Assistance Secretary or State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, will present the Fifth Annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture in Castine on July 23.

U.S. assistant secretary of state to deliver fifth annual Pulliam Memorial Lecture in Castine

By Kaitlin Cough on July 14, 2013, at 12:40 p.m.
Castine, Maine — “Foreign Policy, Science, and You” will be the subject of Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones’s lecture at 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 23 at the Delano Auditorium on the campus of the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Her presentation will focus on the intersection of science and foreign policy in …
Is Castine really the oldest settlement in New England? Join community members for a discussion on July 10 in Castine.

Community Discussion on Castine History

By Kaitlin Cough on July 03, 2013, at 10:51 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 3:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Emerson Hall, Court Street, Castine, Maine For more information: Sally Chadbourne; 207-326-4118; castinehistoricalsociety.org Join the Castine Board of Selectmen and the Castine Historical Society for a community discussion of Castine’s history, looking at the question of whether Castine is really …
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Is Castine Really the Oldest Community in New England?

By Kaitlin Cough on July 03, 2013, at 10:17 a.m.
COMMUNITY MEETING ON CASTINE HISTORY ANNOUNCED Castine, Maine – Is Castine really “The Oldest Settlement in New England”? That question will be the focus of discussion at a special community meeting sponsored by the Castine Historical Society and the Town of Castine Select Board. The event will be held on …

Curator’s Show and Tell at Castine Historical Society

By Kaitlin Cough on Jan. 16, 2013, at 10:07 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 3:01 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Castine Historical Society, 17 School St., Castine, Maine For more information: Sally Chadbourne; 326-4118; castinehistoricalsociety.org CASTINE, Maine — The Castine Historical Society will show objects and documents recently added to its collections from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, …
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Witherle Library’s Historical Papers Find New Homes in Castine

By Kaitlin Cough on Nov. 21, 2012, at 11:54 a.m.
While Castine’s public library will continue to maintain its Castine Collection of rare books, newspapers and town records (on microfilm), it is now turning over most of its manuscripts, photographs, drawings and diaries to two other organizations in town dedicated to preserving archives and artifacts. The Witherle Memorial Library Board …

Castine Historical Society announces fall hours

By Kaitlin Cough on Aug. 29, 2012, at 10:08 a.m.
The Castine Historical Society will extend its season beyond Labor Day this year, with exhibits open to the public four days a week, and by appointment on other days, through Oct. 15. The public schedule for fall will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, and …
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Castine Historical Society Announces 2012 Annual Meeting

By Kaitlin Cough on Aug. 17, 2012, at 12:38 p.m.
Castine, Maine – The Castine Historical Society will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting on Friday, August 24 at 7:30pm in the Mitchell Room on the lower level of the Society’s Abbott School on the Castine town common. Following a brief business meeting, the evening’s program includes the screening of a …