Category Archives: History Speaks

Connecting with history by way of an old boat

“Working with wood helps me make sense of the world,” says Erik Squire, who loves wood and surrounds himself with it every single day. The Connecticut-born woodworker has been hard at work since 1997, fashioning useful and beautiful wood moldings, windows, doors, and just about anything else found on a building. Squire lives in Cutler […]

Looking for some living history? Head to Machias and the Wild Blueberry Festival

There will be something new and different at this year’s 43rd annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17, 18 and 19, and it has nothing to do with blueberries. Reminiscent of Paul Revere’s ride and his famous warning, “the British are Coming,” these same words will be shouted from one […]

One Day in June, Margaretta Days Festival

Imagine a beautiful sunny morning in a small part of the country that remains true to its history and celebrates it every single year. It is June, and the sky is blue and the trees are green. After an early morning breakfast at the American Legion, a small procession makes its way to the courthouse. […]