Skidompha Library is committed to preserving our local history for the benefit of future generations. Our most recent endeavor is to provide online access to historical archives of The Lincoln County News. We have raised over $40,000 and are working hard to raise the remaining $10,000 to complete the project.
Why is this effort so critical? Kathy Maclachlan, our staff genealogist, puts it well: “The Lincoln County News Digital Archive Project is a researcher’s dream come true. Some of the years covered (in the archive) have no other information resources available; this will fill gaps of people’s family history and their understanding of the times and struggles that we’ve dealt with as a community.”
Won’t you help us preserve these significant historical documents? The best way to help is to buy your ticket to “Through the Pages,” a formal-wear costume ball. We’re hosting the ball at Skidompha (184 Main St., Damariscotta) on Feb. 22 as a fundraiser to finish the project. Wear your historical finest (from any year included in the newspaper digitization — 1870s through today!) and partake in live music, dancing, light bites, a silent auction, and drinks for purchase. Both Odd Alewives and Oxbow will be pouring their beers for your enjoyment; they’ll both be generously donating a portion of their pours to this cause. Tickets are on sale now for $10. You can purchase them at Skidompha’s front desk or online at supportskidompha.org.
We hope to see you on Feb. 22!
‘Through The Pages’ costume ball
Friday, Feb. 22 — 6:30-11 p.m.
$10 tickets benefit the newspaper digital archive project
Come in your fancy dress for the soiree of the winter! Deck out in any decade that the newspaper has been in print: the Civil War era through today. There will be live musical entertainment, dancing, light bites, a silent auction, and beverages for sale. Support the creation of a searchable digital archive for your local paper and have fun at the same time. Tickets are available at Skidompha’s front desk.
Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day.
Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop
This week, all books in the memoir and biography section are on sale at half-price, a reader’s opportunity to examine the lives of dozens of interesting and influential people.
Book shop hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.; Thursdays open until 6 p.m.; closed Sundays
(Skidompha Library has been supporting our community since 1885 in downtown Damariscotta. You can find us online and view our full calendar at skidompha.org.)