A display is being planned for placement near the E. Howard clock.

LEWISTON – If residents have an old Lewiston photo or postcard that they believe may be of historical significance, the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council would like to know.

Council members, in partnership with Councilor Norm Rousseau, are seeking such donated items for possible placement on or near the second-floor landing of Lewiston City Hall.

Historical items chosen for display will accent the glass-encased mechanisms of the city’s 1891 E. Howard timepiece that will be sited there within the near future.

Construction for the multi-tier siting of the clock is expected to commence in March, and it is anticipated that the project will be completed by July 4.

Rousseau said, “The youth council and I have been discussing ways to enhance the clock’s presence. The timepiece is a significant part of Lewiston’s history, and we thought adding other historical items would give the entire area an informative nostalgic feel.”

Photos submitted must be of frameable size, no smaller than 5-by-7. In addition, each submission must be clearly described on a separate sheet so that the council may properly identify and verify the contents of each item.

Submissions not utilized may be returned if name, address and phone number of the provider are legibly marked.

Historical items may be forwarded to the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council at 27 Pine St., Lewiston, ME 04240, and inquiries may be directed to 784-2951, ext. 110.


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