AUBURN — Beverly Robbins, Androscoggin Historical Society program committee chairwoman, has announced that the society will present 10 programs during its 2017-18 season. Topics will include men’s fashions through history, Civil War medicine and the Littlefield murder mystery of Paris, Maine.

Most of the programs will be presented at the society’s headquarters in the Androscoggin County Courthouse, corner of Turner and Court streets. There will be a genealogy workshop at the Auburn Public Library. The programs are free and donations are accepted.

Tuesday, Sept. 26: “Maine’s Waterfalls,” 7 p.m., AHS headquarters. Author of a guidebook about 177 Maine waterfalls, Patricia Hughes will explore some for their photographic qualities and historical significance.

Saturday, Oct. 7: Tour of Kora Temple, 1 p.m. See the interior and hear stories about the murals at 11 Sabattus St., Lewiston.

Tuesday, Oct. 24: “Splendid Decorations,” 7 p.m. AHS. Polly Bartow, honorary State Regent of the DAR, will speak on wall stencils and  murals in Maine and New England, 1790–1840.

Tuesday, Nov. 14: “Civil War Medicine, Myths, and Minie Balls,” 7 p.m. AHS. Carolyn Lawson, president of Washburn Norlands and a seasoned Civil War re-enactor, will take on the part of a Civil War nurse.

Saturday, Feb. 10: Genealogy Conference, 2 p.m. Auburn Public Library. President Helen Shaw of the Maine Genealogical Society will talk about “Genealogy: Starting at Home.” Thomas Reynolds, Register of Probate for Androscoggin County, will examine “Probate Records: Why, What, How.”

Tuesday, Feb. 27: “Antique Chests and Their Stories,” 7 p.m. AHS. Churchill Barton, dealer in antique trunks, will tell about the history of these essential containers of travelers’ stuff.

Tuesday, March 27: “The Littlefield Mysteries,” 7 p.m. AHS. Retired State Trooper Percy Turner will recount a who-done-it, as two individuals were convicted for the same crime, the murders of Dr. James and Lydia Littlefield of Paris, Maine.

Tuesday, April 24: “They Called It Macaroni,” 7 p.m. AHS. Lew Alessio will take a look at men’s fashions through history.

Saturday, May 5: Lisbon Cemetery Tour, 2 p.m. Charles Plummer and Merton Ricker will tell the stories of inhabitants of the Hillside Cemetery on High Street in Lisbon Falls.

Tuesday, May 22: “Western Maine Paper and Heritage Museum,” 5:30 p.m. Sherry Judd will bring stories and artifacts illustrating the cultural heritage of paper-making towns and mills along the Androscoggin River. Annual meeting with dinner, location TBA.

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