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 March 14: Heirloom Seed Project by Neil Lash
Neil Lash, the co-founder of Medomak Valley High School’s internationally recognized Heirloom Seed Project, will discuss the projects origin and development. The most unique aspect of the program is the historic seeds which have been gathered from around the world and locally since 1991.
The school’s Living History Arboretum of over 40 trees contain some of the most historic trees of any arboretum in Maine. In 2017, the project was selected by the National Garden Clubs of Americas to receive their annual Award of Merit. Last year the program received the Source Award of Sustainability from the Maine Sunday Telegram. Mr. Lash has been teaching at MVHS since 1980, and previously taught science in the Auburn and Rumford school systems.