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2020 program schedule and changes to date

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

Hiram Historical Society had some ambitious and fun events planned to celebrate the bicentennial of Maine statehood. Unfortunately, due to the COVID19 pandemic social distancing requirements, we have had to postpone all programs to 2021. We will celebrate the Maine State Bicentennial, along with the State programs, next year. For now, stay home and stay safe.

See also notices of Hiram Arts Center and Hiram Community Center following HHS programs

Program calendar for 2020 – Bicentennial of Maine Statehood Note that some programs are not held on the usual second Saturday ***POSTPONED to 2021*** Sat. May 16 at 6pm, Arts Center at 8 Hancock Ave. – “Faces of Founders” community event. Real people introduce 20 Hiram founders – men who debated and voted on statehood and the women who supported them - to celebrate the Bicentennial of Maine Statehood. Period music, costumes, refreshments. Student participation. (No business meeting). ***POSTPONED to Spring 2021*** We are immensely pleased to announce a grant of $4500 from the Maine State Bicentennial Commission to partially fund the publication of the book Faces of Founders: Hiram, Maine on which the above program is based. Great Ossipee Museum is closed, but we are here and will open by appointment, with restrictions. Call 207-615-4390

Sat. June 13 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by John Babin of Maine Historical Society. ***POSTPONED to 2021***

Tues. July 14 at 6 pm–Natural Ciders by cider makers David Buchanan & Jared Carr, Heirloom apples by Sean Turley. Tasting (dependent on receiving State License and Town approval for Special Tasting Event). (No business meeting)***POSTPONED to July 2021***

Sat. and Sun. August 1 & 2 –Trolley tours of the exteriors of 20 historical buildings in Hiram by 1820 – 3 sessions. Ticket price TBA. Bicentennial of Maine Statehood Event. ***POSTPONED to July 31 & August 1, 2021***

***Wed. August 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. The Brushians, a Maine artist group founded in 1860, by Doug Noble. Scheduled via Zoom. To view RSVP to for meeting code and password by 8/24

Sat. August 8 - “Lost Tribes of Western Maine”, the numerous Native Americans, by Peter Stowell.***POSTPONED to August 2021***

Sat. September 12 –.”The Brushians”, an extraordinary group of Maine artists, by Doug Noble.

Scheduled via Zoom for Wednesday August 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. To view RSVP to for meeting code and password by 8/24

Sat. October 10 – “The Recipe for Revolution”, new book by author Carolyn Chute, joint with Soldiers Memorial Library to be held at the Library.***TO BE RESCHEDULED***

Sat. October 17 – Trash Can Turkey Roast 12 noon. Hiram Community Center & Great Ossipee Museum Open House 1:00, Life in Hiram in 1820 special exhibits for the Bicentennial of Maine Statehood. ***POSTPONED to the 3rd Saturday in October 2021***

Sat. October 24 - Northeast Forest Fire Protection, joint with the Library at the Library at 1:30. Rescheduled from March 28 ***CANCELLED***

Sat. November 7 at 6 pm Faces of Founders theatrical event at Hiram Arts Center. Rescheduled from May 16. ***POSTPONED to Spring 2021*** Hiram Arts Center has canceled 2 programs and hopes to reschedule: a concert of Don Campbell trio honoring our vets scheduled April 26 and a program with Chewonki scheduled April 15. Check the listings on their Facebook page.

Hiram Community Center has canceled events until further notice.


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