NEW GLOUCESTER – The New Gloucester Historical Society and the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester are joining to present a public program on historic Maine church architecture.

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will deliver a slide presentation on “100 Years of Historic Preservation of Churches in Maine,” which will be accompanied by remarks on the architecture of the New Gloucester Congregational Meetinghouse, built in 1838-39 by Nathan Nutting Jr. of Otisfield.

The program, free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the church vestry, located at 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

Those present will have the opportunity to view the progress of restoration and repair of the sanctuary ceiling. For directions or more information, people should call 926-3260.

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