WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Historical Society Secretary Elaine Roberts read excerpts from the columns called “Looking Back” in the Lewiston Sun Journal at the May meeting.

The stories from years ago covered everything from a man mugged for a half pint of potato salad, to a woman who received a letter from Eisenhower on the 100th anniversary of the Republican party, to two cases of smallpox in 1904.

During the business meeting the society received a donation of a booklet on the Great Boston Fire of 1872, from Vicki May. Ruth Cox gave a research report on her travels. Paul Billings said May suggested two events for the society this summer.

Members decided to have a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10. Tables will be $3. History Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and will feature crafts in the parking lot, a food sale and tours in the museum. Treasurer Paul Billings is to see about a new chemical toilet as fund-raising is going well. Annella Burnham supplied refreshments at the end of the evening.

President Olive Risko asks everyone to bring a list of things they remember from years ago for the program at the 7 p.m. June 12 meeting at the museum.

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