Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center will host a presentation pertaining to Skowhegan Falls “Shifting Currents of Industry” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Margaret Chase Smith Library Auditorium.

Enhanced images and early Sanborn maps will be used in this interactive presentation to illustrate the vision and fortitude early settlers and community leaders demonstrated as they established a foot-hold in the wilderness along the Kennebec River at Skowhegan Falls. The discussion will wind through the necessity of home manufacturing, community and industrial development at the falls and beyond.

Caskets, scythes, bricks, chisels, oil cloth, pulp and paper, hay caps, crackers and even Warren Buffet might sneak into the discussion.

Light refreshments will be offered.


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