Gold rush remembered

The Buxton Hollis Historical Society will host a program, “Mainers and the Rush for California Gold,” from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at its headquarters, 100 Main St., Bar Mills.

Jan Eakins, past trustee of the Maine Historical Society and professor of the Osher Life Long Learning Institute of Portland, will speak.

Drawing on diaries and letters of more than 300 Mainers, Eakins explores why more than 2,000 headed west in 1849 and why thousands more followed, the society said. It also said Eugene Bradbury and Francis Emery were two local adventurers.

Suggested donation $10; seniors, $8.

The society’s history center and library is open for its 48th season.
Hours and days are 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, except for holiday weekends, through October.

For more information about the program or the history center, call 929-1684, email [email protected] or visit