The Dexter Historical Society has recently mailed its Spring 2005 newsletter. Please let us know if you would like to receive one, but were not on our mailing list.
We mounted a display at the recent Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce EXPO in Guilford. It featured photos and information about the photography business of Albert (Bert) Lincoln Call. He was in business in Dexter from 1886 to 1944, taking photos of individuals, families, school classes, important events and local scenery.
Frank Spizuoco offered a display of photos that Bert took in the North Woods of Maine, especially while he worked for the Bangor & Aroostock Railroad magazine. These photos will be offered in an expanded traveling display at various sites in the area this summer.
Recent developments at the Abbott Museum include installation in most of the upper level rooms of curtains designed, sewn and hung by the Dexter Womens Literary Club. Work on the climate-controlled vault for the archival collection continued, with painting and installation of the metal door. The stairs to the lower level have been replaced and a new door attached at the foot of the stairs. Downstairs rooms have been insulated and inner room walls are being framed up.
Sculptor David Smus, who displayed his work with us for the month of March, has consigned some smaller size carved “Tree Spirits” for sale in the gift shop. Current hours are W- F, 12:00 to 4:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 4:00.
The next meeting of the society will be held on April 20th at 7:00 PM in the Crawford Conference Room at the Abbott Museum, 12 Church Street, Dexter. All are welcome to attend. For information call 924-5721.
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