The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces its eleventh annual Town History Series, jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On five Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., people from the five towns that support the Library will present aspects of their towns’ histories in the Community Room of the Patten Free Library. This year’s Series will be dedicated to Daniel Donovan, a very significant contributor to the History Room. And once again, Raymond James, Inc. will be the financial sponsor of the Series. The Series will be filmed for showing on local TV.

February 7

West Bath: David Hennessey, “Raising Oysters in West Bath”

David will be giving the history of his family’s saltwater farm on Mill Cove in West Bath, focusing primarily on its recent efforts at raising oysters in that inlet. His talk will include the reasons for choosing oysters as the “crop,” as well as details of seeding, growing, harvesting and marketing their popular brand, Winter Point Oysters.

Upcoming presentations include:

February 14

Bath: Charlie Burden, “A History of Bath Newspapers: Loving the Bath Daily Times”

February 21

Woolwich: WHS Board, “Woolwich and the Civil War: A Story told in Artifacts”

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