BINGHAM — The Old Canada Road Historical Society recently announced the launch of its online collections database, a new resource for those interested in the history of the Upper Kennebec Valley. The all-volunteer group received a grant through the Maine State Archives program several years ago to purchase the software, and has been working to process items in its collection.

“We still have a great many items yet to catalog, but we are eager to share the more than 1,000 records, including photographs, that we have been able to process so far. We will add to it regularly as part of our commitment to outreach for education and research,” Juliana Richard, the group’s president, said in a news release from the organization.

The society covers the towns and plantations on both sides of the Kennebec from Bingham to Parlin Pond, including Moscow, Caratunk, The Forks, West Forks, Concord, Pleasant Ridge, Carrying Place and Bowtown.

Located at 16 Sidney St. in Bingham, the society is open to visitors Friday and Saturday afternoons.

The online catalog is available at

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