When it comes time to open the Waldoborough Historical Society’s museum for the summer, the trustees are always looking for exhibits that will be of interest to visitors. In reality, while artifacts donated are old and from past times in the village, theses same pieces become new for visitors.
In March, two postcard photos showing the original cabin residence of O.T. Cooney, whose biographical information was recently recounted in The Lincoln County News by Mark Biscoe in his “Waldoboro Wanderings” column, were gifted to the society by Ada Smalley Campbell, of South Waldoboro. She included the information that the builder of the cabin called The Knoll was Rusty Lee, a resident of Waldoboro and the father of former Waldoboro Police Chief Clarence Lee, whose photo appears in the society’s latest publication, “Do You Remember?”
Additionally, the Waldoborough Historical Society is offering a So You Think You Know Waldoboro trivia competition in support of the annual Waldoboro Day observance. Twenty-five competitors will vie in five different preliminary rounds at the museum held at different times during Waldoboro Day, Saturday, June 16. The five preliminary winners will compete for the title of Waldoboro Know-It-All Champ on Sunday, June 17, at 3 p.m., following the 50th anniversary celebration. To sign up to be one of the 25 contestants, contact the Waldoborough Historical Society at 790-1307 or send a message through the society’s Facebook page. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 1.