Ticonic Tales, a community event series that will celebrate and share the history of Waterville, is set for Saturday, Oct. 1.

The event will explore the history of industry in this region and the survival of a people of diverse ancestry. The community’s economic history has contributed to a bustling and vibrant city. The tenacity and strength of Waterville’s settlers deserve recognition and respect as Waterville contemplates and moves forward in this new era.

An exhibit, “Ticonic Tales: Stepping Into Waterville Industry,” is on display through Oct. 15 at Waterville Public Library and at Colby College Miller Library.

Guest speakers at the Waterville Public Library:

10:15 a.m.: To be announced;

11:30 a.m.: Franco-Americans’ Influence on Waterville’s Economy by Bob Chenard; and


1:15 p.m.: Lebanese in the Life of Waterville by Dr. Eric Hooglund and Marie Deeb.

Free, light refreshments will be available.

Afternoon and evening events in Waterville:

2:30-4 p.m.: Redington Museum Open House and Tours: Discover its treasures of local history and heritage in docent led tours, or explore on own. Hosted by the Waterville Historical Society.

5-7 p.m.: PechaKucha Night Waterville Reception, Common Street Arts, 93 Main St.

7-9 p.m.: PechaKucha Night Waterville Volume 22, Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St.

For more information, email [email protected].

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