BANGOR — Learning about Bangor’s past will be a little easier this summer thanks to a partnership between Bangor Historical Society and Bangor Savings Bank. The bank is returning as the presenting sponsor of the BHS Summer Walking Tour program. From June through September, the BHS offers eight different tours, with some downtown and some in Mount Hope Cemetery on a variety of dates and times.
“The support we receive from Bangor Savings Bank has allowed us to grow the walking tour program each year,” said Melissa Gerety, Bangor Historical Society executive director. “We’re very excited to add three tours to our list this year and to be able to offer more dates and times for our guests. We couldn’t do that without the support of partners like Bangor Savings.”
The 2018 tour schedule includes: Best of Bangor — an overview of the history of Downtown Bangor; The Great Fire of 1911; Devil’s Half Acre; Mount Hope Cemetery; Historic Homes of Broadway; Bangor’s Historic Architecture; Soldiers at Rest; and Lumber Barons of Bangor. Tour dates and times are available on the BHS website, www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org
The Bangor Historical Society has been preserving, protecting and sharing the rich history of the Bangor Region since 1864. The BHS is based in the historic Thomas A. Hill House on the corner of Union and High Streets in Bangor. The BHS collections include one of the nation’s largest Civil War collections, items from Bangor businesses and families, as well as an extensive photo collection.
In addition to walking tours, the BHS offers other programming and special events. The Bangor Historical Society and Thomas A. Hill House Museum’s summer hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, June 1 through September.
Call 942-1900 or visit http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org for information.