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 September 13, 2018: "Not Like Most Museums!", Rob Verbsky, Curator, Owls Head Transportation Museum.
Most transportation museums do not drive their cars or fly their planes, but the Owls Head Transportation Museum is not like most museums. Begun in 1974 by Tom Watson and Jim Rockefeller with a simple hand-written note on the backside of a graduation program, OH Transportation museum has now grown to an amazing collection of aircraft, ground vehicles, and engines that are maintained, cared for, and kept in operating condition by a large volunteer workforce under the supervision of professional staff. Summers deliver special events where airshows and ground vehicle demonstrations bring these treasures to life. Rob Verbsky, the new Curator of the Museum, will present a program about the history of the museum and will speak to some of the highlights of the museum’s collection.
Rob Verbsky began as Curator of the museum in January of 2018. Prior to arriving in the Midcoast, he worked in a variety of museums and historical facilities from Virginia to New York including The George Eastman Museum, the National Electronics Museum, and the College Park Aviation Museum.
Thursday October 11, 2018: History of Photography, Mike Dumont.