History

Augusta Historical Society Now Open To General Public
As the State of Maine moves forward with reducing Covid-19 restrictions, another resource has announced it is loosening restrictions on access.
According to an article by centralmaine.com, the Kennebec Historical Society will now be open walk in research effective today (6/1/21)...
Fort Western In Augusta Opening For The 2021 Season
If you've been wondering when Augustas Fort Western museum will reopen again to the public, tomorrow (5/29/21) is the big day according to a story by the Bangor Daily News.
If you are not familiar with the back story of the 1754 national landmark then it is worth a trip to visit...
Do You Know About The Smuttynose Island Murders?
My grandfather had a cat named Smuttynose. I have very fond memories of that cat so imagine my surprise when there was a brutal murder associated with that name. It all started on an island called Smuttynose. I recall the tale from my grandfather when I was young and I confirmed much of the story ba…
Register For Augusta's Fort Western Summer Programs
Just as the grip of the pandemic appears to be loosening, some things are starting to return to normal. With kids getting out of school for the summer soon it's great to hear that Fort Western Living History Museum in Augusta is begining to register children and teens for one of it's summe…
Destination Fort Popham - Georgetown, Maine
I’m sure many of you have been to Popham Beach State Park. Perhaps some of you may have even traveled a little bit further down to Fort Popham. The fort was built during the Civil War but neither the beach nor the fort tell the story of the original settlement...

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