Dullea descendants to discuss family history

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NORWAY — One hundred years ago, Daniel Francis Dullea came to Maine from Peabody, Massachusetts, to work in the shoe factory in Norway. He settled in Ford’s Corner, now known as Norway Lake Village, bought a house, married and had eight children.

Descendants of the Dullea family, some of whom still live in the original family house, will be at the Norway Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, to share stories about life in the close-knit community of Norway Lake Village during the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

The hamlet on Norway Lake provided the family and their neighbors with all that they needed: a grocery store, a small eatery, an elementary school and entertainment sponsored by the Mother’s Club, as well as lots of playmates and the lake that offered year-round recreation.

Speakers will include three of the original Dullea children, who still live in the area and plan to talk about their ​parents. 

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Pumpkin pie and Indian pudding will be served following the program. Attendees may also view an exhibit in the meeting room of old and new photos of Norway Lake from the collection of the historical society. Another exhibit of old dance cards from the Opera House is also on display in the parlor.

The Norway Historical Society and Museum is open to the public year-round from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays during the summer, and by appointment.

FMI: 207-743-7377, norwaymehistory@gmail.org, www.norwayhistoricalsociety.org.

Dullea family descendants gather at the Norway Historical Society to plan a program about life in Norway Lake Village in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s. From left are Joel Pulkkinen, Marcella Dullea, Pat Pulkkinen, Dennise Whitley and Jody Pulkkinen.
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