Androscoggin Historical Society to host program on Maine waterfalls

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AUBURN — Androscoggin Historical Society will sponsor a program on Maine waterfalls, presented by Patricia Hughes, based upon her book, “Maine’s Waterfalls: A Comprehensive Guide.” The talk will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the society’s Davis-Wagg Museum on the third floor of the county building.

The Great Falls in Lewiston and Auburn testify to the economic history of the region. Similar falls were an engine for development of many Maine towns throughout the state. Falls were important to Native Americans for fishing. They continue to stimulate Maine’s economy through generation of electric power and as tourist attractions.

Hughes, a resident of Dixmont, will discuss the features of some of the 177 waterfalls in the state. She explores the history, photographic quality and accessibility of those in Androscoggin County and beyond. She is also the author of “Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales.”

“Waterfalls are magical,” she said. “Exploring the treasure-rich, mysterious, magical history of New England is just one more excuse I use to play outside in any season.”

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Admission is free, although donations are accepted. Enter the building on the Court Street side. An elevator is available.

FMI: 207-784-0586.

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