Wessaweskeag Historical Society announces November program
SOUTH THOMASTON — The Wessaweskeag Historical Society is pleased to announce their November program.
Their scheduled speaker for November 8 is Phelps Bristol — a 10 year veteran volunteer. Phelps spent his first three years of school in a one room Ash Point School house while he and his family were caretakers for his Great Aunt. After a formal college education in the Ivy League, he spent time in the Navy followed by two 18 year careers as a college administrator and a real estate appraiser.His return to the Mid-Coast opened up opportunities to volunteer and both he and his wife were nominated as state “Volunteers of the Year” by the Rockland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Bristol will present a program about the Owls Head Light - a local icon since the 19th century.
A pot luck supper will begin at 6 p.m. following the organization’s business meeting at 5:30 p.m. The program to follow at 7 p.m. in the Society’s meeting room just behind the South Thomaston Library at the corner of Rt. 73 and Dublin Road.The Public is cordially invited to attend both the program and the pot luck supper.
The Wessaweskeag Historical Society was founded three decades ago and is a nonprofit, charitable organization anchored in South Thomaston. It maintains an archives and museum contiguous to the town’s public library, hosts monthly potluck suppers and heritage programming available to the public. The Society also hosts the annual Heritage Day, sponsors local historic preservation and cooperates with kindred community organizations. Higher education for local youth is supported through the Society’s scholarship program