August 20 (Saturday)
Guided cemetery tours in Bowdoinham: 1 pm at Ridge Rd. Cemetery; 2:30 pm at Village Cemetery; 4 pm at Bay View Cemetery on Rt. 24. Free. Public can attend any or all. Maps will be available. Tours are part of the “Hallowed Ground, Forgotten Voices” Project funded by a grant from the Main Humanities Council. For info go to www.merrymeetingartscenter.org or www.bowdoinhamhistoricalsociety.org
August 21 (Sunday)
Talk by Franklin Burroughs on “A Sense of Place” at 2 p.m. at Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main Street, Bowdoinham. Part of the “Hallowed Ground, Forgotten Voices” Project funded by a grant from Maine Humanities Council. For info go to www.merrymeetingartscenter.org or www.bowdoinhamhistoricalsociety.org.
September 9 (Friday), 7 pm - Merrymeeting Arts Center
"Merrymeeting Monologues" Film & "Growing Up in Bowdoinham" Film will open Celebrate Bowdoinham.
September 10 (Saturday), 10am - 4pm - Merrymeeting Arts Center
Art Exhibit "Hallowed ground, Forgotten Voices: cemeteries & memorials" plus art activities for the kids. Something for everyone!
Featured Art and Artists
The Smelt Dancer by Bryce Muir
The Cathance freezes in the winter and sea-run smelts swim upstream under the ice to spawn. When you are out on the ice skating and skiing you are always alert for flaws in the ice, sudden movements. Occasionally you see the flicker of a fish darting beneath you. There is a presence under the black ice, holding it up. The Smelt Dancer celebrates ice-making, and the sweet taste of fresh smelts.