HARTLAND — The Blast From the Past fundraising event was recently held in the Hartland Consolidated School gymnasium. More than 125 people attended. The event was a spaghetti supper and exhibit of historic photos and artifacts from the Hartland Historical Society’s archives.

Hartland Volunteer Fire Department provided photos and artifacts, Phil Russell contributed a display of E. Clair Russell’s homemade models of horse-drawn conveyances from the 1800s including a snow roller, logging wagon and milk wagon, and Beverly Martin shared her collection of 200 postcards of various landmarks and streets from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

More than 250 photos from that same time frame, from the historical society’s files and those contributed by interested citizens, had been enlarged and printed in 8-by-10-inch format and were on exhibit. There were more than 24 large original framed photos from the early 1900s, various old town documents, and detailed maps from 1883 and 1896.

Other historic photos and artifacts were also brought in by others attending, just for the event, bringing the total to more than 400 items for participants to view. A free photo-scanning table was set up as more than 60 additional photos brought in by attendees were scanned and returned on the spot as a result of admission donations, photo sales, map sales and a raffle, the event netted more than $750 in support of the Ireland Cemetery restoration progress.

This collaborative effort included members of the Hartland Facebook group and the Hartland Historical Society.