Sunday, May 31, 2015; 2:00 pm – Old Town’s 175th Anniversary Celebration – Essays, poems and music – At the Museum

Museum sign-crop-LDThe Old Town Museum will open the 2015 season on Sunday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m., with a Celebration of the History of Old Town in Poem, Prose and Song.  Some highlights of the program will include community members reading essays and ballads written by past Old Town High School students. Poems by two of our most prolific 20th century poets, John Young and Janie Michaels, will also be shared and Tom “Jazzou” Jones will treat us to his rendition of “Out in My Old Town Canoe”. We hope you’ll join us as we kick off our summer program series with this observance  of the 175th Anniversary of the incorporation of Old Town.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 – Flag Day Program with Museum Chorus

Sunday, July 12, 2015 – History of Cyr Bus Company

Joe and Sue Cyr will share the story of the origin and growth of the Cyr Bus Company

Museum Hours for 2015

Display of Old Town's shoe industry.

Included in the Museum are displays about the city’s industries, including its shoe, canoe and textile industries.

The Old Town Museum will open for the 2015 Season on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm. The Museum is scheduled to be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 pm and can be open at other times with special arrangements.

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.

 

OT 3rd Grade Students visit the Museum

June 6, 2012 - OT 3rd Grade -1

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

 

New Exhibits at the Museum

Watch this space for announcements of new or expanded exhibits for 2015