Author Ann Gass will discuss her book, “There’s Nothing Complicated about Equality: The Equal Rights Amendment Past and Present,” at the Windham Historical Society Aug. 15. Shown here are pro-suffrage activists in Portland. Contributed / Maine State Museum Collections

Author to speak on ‘Equal Rights Amendment Past and Present’

Anne Gass of Gray will discuss her book “There’s Nothing Complicated about Equality: The Equal Rights Amendment Past and Present” at the Windham Historical Society at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Little Meetinghouse, 719 Roosevelt Trail in North Windham.

Gass also authored “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage” and the historical fiction novel “We Demand,” based upon an actual cross-country road trip by a group of suffragettes. She is a captivating speaker who has given talks for the historical society in the past that have been very well received. The program is offered free of charge but donations are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Poetry, photo presentation


Maine author Sarah Carlson will share a selection of poetry and photos from her newest book, “In the Currents of Quiet,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Windham Public Library.

Her presentation will showcase her love of the outdoors, her journey towards wellness and over 30 years in the education field. Attend the talk either in person or via Zoom. For more information, call or email Ray Marcotte at 892-1908, ext. 5, or [email protected]

Entertainment tonight?

If you’re looking for something fun to do this evening (Aug. 5), why not consider the First Friday Coffee House taking place from 6-8 p.m. in the basement of the South Windham Community Church, 31 Main St. There will be live music and food to enjoy in a congenial setting. The Coffee House is presented free of charge and all are welcome. Call 329-3483 for more details.

Save the date

The Windham Veterans Association will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Windham Veterans Center. Members will vote on issues of interest and select officers for the coming year, including president, vice president, secretary and finance officer.

It is required that members – which includes all those in the Windham VFW and Legion Post – are given a month’s notice in the hopes more eligible voters will attend the meeting.

The Veterans Association is the owner of the Windham Veterans Center and its grounds and is responsible for all maintenance. The association recently authorized sealing and striping the parking lot and entrance road and also expanded the parking area by approximately 50 feet in two directions. With community support, the WVA hopes to continue providing quality services for all Windham veterans for many years to come.

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