Are you descended from the Early Settlers of Old Town?
The Old Town Museum Genealogy and History Group extend an invitation to all interested to attend a meeting Thursday, November 6, 6:30 pm at the Museum on Main Street. The topic for discussion will be Early Settlers of Old town. This is not a lecture, but an opportunity for the participants to provide information and to learn from others. Early census data will be used to identify family names of early settlers. Please bring any community or family history records that you are willing to share with you. For information please call Mary at 827-2435.
Included in the Museum are displays about the city’s industries, including its shoe, canoe and textile industries.
The Old Town Museum is now closed for the 2014 Season with the exception of special events which will be announced through this website and local newspapers.
The Museum Board wishes to thank all that volunteered their time to make it possible for the Museum to be open according to the published schedule as well as those that contributed to the various exhibits, either with items for display or their time to mount the displays.
Old Town has many things in its history in which to be proud. Many of these items or activities have been forgotten with the passage of time. The Old Town Museum intends to provide not only reminders of our history but an opportunity view our history in a different light.
June 6, 2012 Grade 3 Visits Museum
On June 6th approximately 44 students along with 2 Teachers and a few parents spent some time at the Old Town Museum learning about some of the early history of the community in which they attend school.
June 6, 2012 - OT 3rd Grade Class
After an introductory orientation, the students were divided into 2 group with a Museum Board Member serving as Guide, explaining the various exhibits and how they relate to the past history of the Old Town Area.
On June 8th, 2 more OT Grade 3 Classes visited the Museum. These student got an opportunity to see how people lived and worked before there were computers, cell phones or even before homes had electric lights or running water.
June 8, 2012 OT 3rd Grade Class
June 8, 2012 OT 3rd Graders
The Bradley Historical Society has 2 excellent exhibits on display that are new this year.
The Civil War Exhibit has been expanded with more information about Old Town Citizens that participated in that war.