LIVERMORE FALLS – The Livermore-Livermore Falls Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the George Bunten Post 10 Legion Hall.

The program will be on “Maine Authors” with Penny Brown, Livermore librarian, Fran Goodine, assistant librarian at Treat Memorial Library, and Elaine Smith, owner of the Book Nook, as speakers.

Muriel Bowerman has been re-elected president of the group. Serving with her this year will be Lew Lyman, vice president; Don Newcomb, secretary; and Linda Lyman, treasurer. Named to the board of directors were Francis “Red” Therrien and Ralph Campbell.

Bowerman has named Marge Smith as chairwoman of the Calling Committee and Ruth Gammon as chairwoman of the Program Committee.

In her report at the annual meeting March 23, Bowerman noted that it had been a successful year with continued renovations on the new society home in North Livermore. She thanked the officers and Don Simoneau for their contributions and read an old letter from a former resident, Florence Hinds, age 95.

Lew Lyman reported on work at the Reading Club, the society’s new home, noting that the electrician had finished his work and that David Beall has some patching to do.

Bowerman told about plans to repair the town clock, which will cost $8,000. Fund-raising efforts will be undertaken with a goal of $10,000, so the clock can be kept in repair. Grants will be explored and fund-raising ideas were shared.

Microfilming of the Livermore Falls Advertiser is also being explored, with more information needed as to cost and grants available.

Dennis Stires reported that the old Tenney Store and Post Office in North Livermore is a building that should be on the endangered list. Funding would be needed for it to be stabilized, he said.

Androscoggin County became 150 years old on April 18 and the Leeds Historical Society will host a regional meeting on May 5. Stires and Nancy Lecompte will focus their presentations on the Androscoggin Lake area.

Willard Riley Jr. gave the program on the genealogy, history and war collections of the Riley family. The Riley Mansion was located on Main Street where the health center is now. There was a museum on the bottom floor and school children and other visited.

Riley displayed guns from the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I and II as well as old helmets, a National Guard flag and pictures, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.


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