Experts have presented programs on Native Americans and barely touched upon the Pequawkets in our region. The Saco and Ossipee rivers are rich in Native American history. This is a chance for towns to tell their stories. Sally Williams will present what she has learned in researching the book Faces of Founders: Hiram, Maine, then the audience gets a chance to talk! Sally will read statements if you know native history but cannot attend.
There will be a business meeting 1:00 p.m., followed by the program, Native Americans in Our Region, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Hiram Community Center, where there is space to spread out, 14 Historical Ridge, Hiram ME 04041.
Refreshments and book signing follow the program, at Great Ossipee Museum, 20 Historical Ridge, next door. Books are $39.95 and include a DVD, Extra, a 45 minute video - a theatrical program in partnership with the High School TV2 Class in which students play 15 founders or their wives or children. The moderator tells the facts, the founders tell what life was like when they lived in the beginning of the shaping of the town - through wars, the arrival of land grant holders Timothy Cutler and General Peleg Wadsworth, boundary changes, widowhood, failures and successes - expressions that make the characters and their situations come alive.