AUBURN — Author and Bates College professor Doug Hodgkin will trace the history of the Grange, particularly one in Lewiston, during a talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Androscoggin Historical Society’s Davis-Wagg Museum on the third floor of the County Building.

Hodgkin, professor emeritus of Bates College, is a fourth generation grange member on his mother’s side and a third generation member on his father’s side. Members of his family joined Granges in Leeds, Greene, Auburn and Lewiston. He was a member of Lewiston Juvenile and Lewiston Grange No. 2, but transferred to Wales Grange No. 40 when he married.

He has written several works on Lewiston and Auburn history, including “Historic Lewiston: The Grange at Crowley’s Junction.” Recent biographies are of Edward Little and Elwin E. Additon. The latter, Hodgkin’s great-grandfather, was treasurer of the Maine State Grange for 37 years.

Hodgkin is a member of the Maine Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, newsletter editor of Androscoggin Historical Society, and chairman of the Lewiston Historic Preservation Review Board.

The program is free and donations will be accepted. For more information about the society, call 207-784-0586. Enter the County Building at the side door on Court Street and proceed to the third floor. There is an elevator.


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