The 15th Annual Forest Heritage Days is a three day event which highlights and celebrates the working forest heritage of the Moosehead Lake Region. It is sponsored by the Natural Resource Education Center and supported by many area businesses and individuals.
Day 1: Thursday August 11 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / The Moosehead Region Woods Tour
"From the Days of Old to Today ~ Our North Woods Heritage"
Building on the success and popularity of last year's intermodal tour, our traditional Forest Heritage Days Woods Tour will again blend a bus ride with a cruise on the historic Steamship Katahdin. The tour begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Community House with a slide show about the last log drive presented by Marc Johnson. Participants will then board buses, leaving from Greenville and tour up the west side of Moosehead Lake with facilitated stops at Somerset Junction and the Milligan Farm, where remnants of old forest settlements may be seen. After a nice box lunch at Misery Pond Overlook, the tour will continue to Demo Pond to see the remains of an old lumbercamp yard, then on to Red Pine Plantation, a stop at a deer wintering area, and Ten Mile Field. Participants will also
get to see an active harvesting operation. The buses will arrive in the afternoon at the Kineo Dock in Rockwood, where participants will learn about the area's public lands before boarding the "Kate" for an interpretive cruise back to Greenville. The theme of this year's tour is "From the Days of Old to Today: Our North Woods Heritage". Themes include the history of the lumbercamp and log driving era, the history of human development, and how the balance between recreational and industrial use has evolved since the early days of lumbering. Pre-registration is required and a $30 per person fee will be charged. To register, contact Rhonda at 695-2241 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 2: Friday August 12 - Something special and different for the 15th Annual Forest Heritage Days Celebration !
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - "Old Time Logging Events" at the East Cove, downtown Greenville.
Here are some of the featured events :
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - More great "Music in the Gazebo" comes your way as part of the 15th Annual Forest Heritage Days celebration on Friday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. when the ever popular Old Grey Goose performs at the Town Gazebo located adjacent to the Katahdin Steamship and Parking lot in the Village of Greenville. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair, a sweater in case of a cool lake breeze, and sunglasses to view a classic Moosehead sunset while Carter, Doug, and Jeff of The Old Grey Goose entertain you with traditional music from Maine and the Maritimes ! To be sure, your toes will be a tappin', and you may even want to get up and dance ! Rain site: Community House, corner of Lakeview and Pritham Avenue. Donations for the series are welcomed!!! For more information call: 207-997-3706 or write to: email@example.com.
The Old Grey Goose performs the old-time country dance music and songs from Maine and the Maritimes, singing and playing fiddles, accordions, pianos, guitars, banjos, harmonicas, fiddlesticks, bones, and more. In Concert, the group presents stories, songs, and tunes collected over the past twenty-five years depicting life in old New England. Of primary importance to this trio of musicians has been to preserve an irreplaceable aspect of our region's social and cultural heritage. The group also teaches the country dances of New England: quadrilles, contras, circles, polkas, waltzes, two-steps, and schottisches. Social, historical, and traditional perspectives are part of every program.
Day 3: Saturday August 13 - All sorts of fun and excitement await you !
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Public "Lumberjack's" Breakfast by the Ready Workers at the Masonic Lodge on Pritham Avenue
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - At the Greenville High School grounds:
In addition, please visit the Moosehead Marine Museum and the Moosehead Historical Museum to learn more about our region's fascinating history and heritage !
Moosehead Marine Museum - 207-695-2716 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Moosehead Historical Museum's Lumberman's Museum - 207-695-2909 / email@example.com
For more information about Forest Heritage Days, contact Susan Crippen, 207- 997-3706 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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