The Society convenes every 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm.
5:30pm Review of current business
6:00pm Potluck dinner
7:00pm Featured presentation begins
Wessaweskeag Historical Society
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
Thursday August 8: “The Ingraham Diaries” by Eleanor Motley Richardson and Rev. Peter Tufts Richardson.
Eleanor Motley Richardson began transcribing a section of the Ingraham Diaries, 1846-1875, while researching neighborhood history in 2008. Soon her husband Peter was inspired to tackle the earlier homemade books, 1795-1846.
Eleanor, a retired church musician and organ builder, has written five books of local history.
Rev. Peter Tufts Richardson, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, has written eight books on religion, poetry, history, and psychological type.
Eleanor and Peter live in an 1882 house built by Peter's great-grandfather, on a fragment of the 200-acre Ingraham farm cleared by his 4th great-grandfather in 1781, in Rockland, Maine. The house has never been for sale. Their combined families include four children, 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandsons.