Roger A. Madore will present his new book, “Augusta — Postcard History Series,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, as Kennebec Historical Society’s August public presentation. His book recently was published by Arcadia Publishing. The book uses “stunning” vintage images and postcards to illustrate the history of the Maine city, according to a news release from the society.

Highlights of Augusta include postcards from Madore’s personal collection, collected over 27 years and a majority of which have never been published, most of the postcards are more than 100 years old and pay tribute to many of the important memorials, monuments and parks of Augusta and several of the images reveal the original design of historical buildings and scenes people are familiar with today. A slideshow will be presented that showcases postcards from the book’s 10 chapters, with topics that include images from downtown, public buildings, churches, homes, industries, transportation, hotels, parks and monuments, street views and scenes from along the waterfront.

Madore, 46, was born and raised in Augusta. He grew up in the French neighborhood of Sand Hill and attended Cony High School, graduating in 1986. The following year, he began working for the state of Maine at the Department of Transportation, and is employed as a systems analyst by the state’s Office of Information Technology.

The presentation will take place at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 209 Eastern Ave., in Augusta.


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