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Wessaweskeag Historical Society Program
March 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Wessaweskeag Historical Society is pleased to announce their opening program of the 2020 season on March 12th, 2020. We are starting off our season with a wonderful program about the fascinating and beloved Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder and its Reconstruction. Our speaker will be Dick chase who has spent over 40 years observing much of what happens at the fish ladder – and it just happens that the ladder is a stone’s throw from his front porch. The program itself will begin at 7pm.in the Society’s meeting room just behind the South Thomaston Library at the corner of Rt. 73 and Dublin Road. A Pot Luck supper will begin at 6pm and the program will follow at 7pm. The Public is cordially invited to attend the program and the Pot Luck Supper.
Restoration of the fish ladder, which was initiated in 2007, has had a significant positive impact on the health of the Damariscotta River alewife stocks. Alewives are an important part of the food chain and they contribute to the health of the marine environment and to the lakes and streams where the fish spawn. This restoration project has been a community effort involving the towns of Nobleboro and Newcastle along with the Nobleboro Historical Society.
The Wessaweskeag Historical Society was founded three decades ago and is a nonprofit, charitable organization anchored in South Thomaston. It maintains an archives and museum contiguous to the town’s public library, hosts monthly potluck suppers and heritage programming available to the public. The Society also hosts the annual Heritage Day, sponsors local historic preservation and cooperates with kindred community organizations. Higher education for local youth is supported through the Society’s scholarship program