The Sidney Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Sidney Grange, 2986 Middle Road. Linda Snow McLoon will give the program about Maine’s Googins family.

The lives of various siblings of Maine’s Googins family are described through their letters to their brother, William Hayes Googins. Lucy Googins tells about her life working in one of the textile mills on Factory Island in Saco; Albion Googins describes being a farmer in the 19th century in Hiram; Lydia passes on many of the details of attending school in mid-19th century Maine in Harpswell before leaving with her husband to begin life in the west; and the youngest son, Charles Sumner Googins, writes back to his brother while serving in the 5th Maine and Signal Corps during the Civil War.

McLoon grew up on Salmon Lake in the Belgrade Lakes Region, where her family operated the summer camp, Whisperwood, in North Belgrade. She is the author of two young adult novels, “Crown Prince” and “Crown Prince Challenged.”

Admission is free, though donations will be welcome. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.

For more information, email Sharon Tilton at [email protected].

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