looking forward to the 250th by looking back at 200

Historical Society looks back at Union’s bicentennial

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    UNION — The town of Union will look forward to its 250th anniversary next July by looking back at films of its Bicentennial in 1974.

    Two reels from the society’s archives have been digitized by Northeast Historic Film Institute for a showing at the Union Historical Society’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Old Town House, 128 Townhouse Road.

    So far, the society has been unable to determine who took the super 8 movies, according to the Historical Society, in a news release.

    Notes on the cannisters indicate the films include all the Bicentennial activities, including the parade, burying the time capsule at the base of the Civil War monument and the raft race across Seven Tree Pond. The time capsule will be removed and replaced during festivities on Founders Day, 2024.

    A brief annual meeting will elect officers and directors for 2024 and refreshments will be served.

    Event Date: 

    Wed, 10/11/2023 - 7:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Old Town House

    Address: 

    128 Townhouse Road
    Union, ME 04862
    United States