WALDOBORO — On Wednesday, August 28, at 6 p.m., the Waldoborough Historical Society will host the Waldoboro Business Association for the general monthly meeting. The Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, consists of three buildings and a Town Pound, located on RT. 220 South, just off Route One, and a two-minute drive from Moody’s Diner.
For those who have never toured the museum, this will offer an opportunity to see the buildings and exhibits first hand. The Museum is open to the public free of charge from June till Labor Day during the hours of Noon and 3pm. The museum is closed on Tuesdays, but special tours may be arranged during off hours.
The three buildings consist of the Boggs Schoolhouse, the Hauck/Bailey Building and the Barn. There is an additional stone structure that was used as an animal pound to temporarily secure wandering livestock.
The Boggs Schoolhouse was built in 1857 to serve North Waldoboro and was moved to the museum location in 1972. It is a typical one-room schoolhouse and contains many documents, furniture of the 19th century. Items from Waldoboro High School, A.D. Gray Jr. High and Medomak Valley High School are also found in the little red schoolhouse.
The Hauck / Bailey Building contains the collection of early fire equipment, hooked rugs, military items, Grange and Masonic items, ship building artifacts along with special yearly displays.
The Barn is host to a completely furnished Victorian style bedroom, a country store, a working loom, signs, baseball exhibit, hand tools and much more.
“Our town’s heritage of five-mast schooners is truly amazing,” said the Business Associateion, in a news release. “Numerous photographs confirm the building and sailing of these vessels once roaming up and down the Medomak River.”
To learn more about the ship building story, visit the kiosk at the town landing.
Join this meeting and gain more knowledge of your greater backyard.
WBA meetings are open to the public and afford an opportunity for networking and for renewing old, and making new, acquaintances.
For more information, contact the WBA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Waldoboro Business Association was created to develop a working network of local area businesses to promote and encourage business growth and to foster a sense of community among its members.