Maine's Early Tourism 7/13/19

Vacationland: Growth and development of Maine’s tourism industry


When did people with newly found leisure begin to come to Maine in large numbers for cool clear mountain air and clean refreshing water? It was long before “Vacationland” became a permanent feature on Maine’s license plates.


Linda Snow McLoon tells the story of Maine’s early tourism - the growth and development of tourism in Maine - focusing on its interior lakes, principally Belgrade Lakes.

Sally Williams presents contrasting images from the region around Hiram.


Linda Snow McLoon is a former director of Portland Harbor Museum and author, who has conducted extensive historical research. She is a guest lecturer at OLLI.

Sally Williams is president of Hiram Historical Society and curator of Great Ossipee Museum.


Great Ossipee Museum of Hiram Historical Society is located at 20 Historical Ridge, off Main Street (Route 117), Hiram village 04041.


Business meeting Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m., program 1:30 p.m.


Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. For more information, please call (207) 615-4390.