Spring Events of Rumford and Mexico Historical Societies
The Rumford Historical Society, in conjunction with the Mexico Historical Society, will offer the opportunity to residents of both towns, and other interested persons from the region, to view the DVD, GONE…..The Mystery of the Don Disaster, which was shown on PBS on April 12 and 14.
The program will be held at the Mexico Rec Center (located at 15 Recreation Drive, Mexico….behind the "Green Church"), on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour long DVD was produced by Marilyn Taylor and David Wilkinson of Harpswell, ME., based on the book by Stacy L. Welner (Tragedy in Casco Bay). Musician Jimmy Gallant, formerly of Mexico, provided the lyrics in the sound track. Much of the research done by Ms. Taylor, Mr. Wilkinson, et.al, for the DVD were provided by the Mexico and Rumford Historical Societies. The Memorial Stone in the Mexico Park across from the Veterans Bridge was precipitated by the research done for this DVD.
Prior to the presentation, the Rumford Historical Society's will hold a brief Annual Meeting of the Members to elect its Officers and Board of Directors for Year 2012-2013.
Following the meeting, light refreshments will be served.
The Rumford Historical Society will hold its Annual Fund-raising Yard Sale on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Rain date is set for Saturday, June 9, 2012).
The Society will have the customary variety of yard sale items for sale. In addition, perennial and annual plants will be offered for your gardening activities, and a delicious food table will be available to tempt your appetites.
Members donating items (no clothing) should please price them, and contact David Gawtry (369-9039) for time and place to deliver your donations. Mary Greaney @ 364-7495 will appreciate your call for food donations. To donate pots for the plant sale, or to share your favorite plant cuttings, contact Nghia Ha @ 369-9039. Other questions can be answered by David Kimball @ 364-7097.
The Lufkin School Museum will open for the summer Saturdays, and visitors to the Yard Sale are urged to stop in and see the historical artifacts owned by the Rumford Historical Society.