Our regular meetings are open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions however only paid dues members are able to put forth motions or vote on business items.
We welcome anyone interested in helping the society or if you’re just curious about our cause.
Meetings, News & Events
Our next Hartland Historical Society Meeting:
Monday – October 11, 2021 – 6pm
Hartland History Hour
We’re not all business! Join us for a topical historical discussion following our regular meeting for an in depth look at Hartland’s history.
This informal, open presentation includes photos and information from our website and archive collection.
The Hartland Bicentennial Committee has re-scheduled the Bicentennial Celebration for the week of September 18 through September 25, 2021.
The schedule of the planned events are noted below. HHS will be holding a couple of events during the week so please join us!
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm.
NOTE! Effective August 9, 2021, please note the change of venue for our meetings which will now be held at the Irving Tanning Community Center located at 62 Elm Street.
Meetings are subject to weather conditions.
We’ll be presenting a slide show of numerous old photos of Hartland along with some historical comments about them on Tuesday, September 21st from 6-8pm at ITCC.
On Saturday, September 25th, we’ll be hosting a Quilt & Textile Display at ITCC along with displaying our new website for anyone with questions or comments.
Hartland Bicentennial Celebration Planned Events
Contact Bicentennial Chairperson Stacy Halford with all questions at 207-938-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE CHANGE UPDATES:
1. The Kid’s Parade scheduled for 9/18 has been re-scheduled to 9/25 in conjunction with the Main Parade at 11:00am
2. The Pageants scheduled for 9/19 have been changed from in-person events to video submissions
3. The H.V.F.D. Auxiliary Craft Show & BBQ scheduled for 9/18 have been canceled
~ News Archives ~
23 July 2021: We’re pleased to announce our 1st meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak will be held on Monday, August 9th at 6:00pm.
5 Dec 2020: Although Covid-19 protocols prevent us from meeting in person, we continue extensive work on our new website. We are constantly adding content including a new dedicated page for the Hartland Public Library so be sure to keep checking in for future updates.
12 Sep 2020: We are pleased to introduce our new website which enables us to more efficiently share most of our collection with those interested in Hartland’s history. We are constantly adding new content so be sure to keep checking in for future updates.
5 Sep 2020: Steeves-McCormack American Legion Post #141 dedicated the new Hayden Park Veterans Memorial Flag Display with a public ceremony attended by numerous residents and visitors including many Veterans. The Hartland Bicentennial Committee plans to make the complete dedication ceremony available on DVD at a later date. Details will be provided when available.
13 Mar 2020: Due to the Covid-19 Virus outbreak, Hartland Historical Society Meetings are postponed until further notice.
5 Mar 2020: Due to the Covid-19 Virus outbreak, the Hartland Bicentennial Committee has postponed the scheduled June 2020 celebration until 2021. Details will be provided when available.
1 Mar 2020: HHS Member Mark Kantor came across a wonderful in-house program at a Correctional Facility in the U. S. providing digital scanning for yearbooks. Further research led Mark to discover they would provide this service for FREE for a limited number of editions of Hartland Academy’s “Ripple” from 1950-1968. Mark sent them 13 issues of qualifying editions we had on hand and they returned them along with a CD with every single page scanned for our archives and uploaded to the Hartland Academy page. We have since secured the remaining 5 qualifying editions and we’ll be sending those to them soon to complete the first portion of the set. There is a reasonable fee to scan the pre-1950 editions (1914-1949) and we are working to establish a cost per book so we can put together a financial plan to eventually fund scanning of the remaining yearbooks in our current collection.
1 Feb 2020: Our search continues for a dedicated home at a sustainable and safe location to display and share our growing collection. Until then, we are pleased we can share much of our collection in digital format on our website as we continue our quest.
1 Jan 2020: The Hartland Historical Society continues assisting Steeves-McCormack American Legion Post #141 in Hartland to help raise funds to build a new Veterans Memorial Flag Display on Pleasant Street next to the former Legion building. The various flags will honor branches of the Military including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. If you’re interested in helping fund the new display, donations may be mailed to: American Legion Post 141, P. O. Box 800, Hartland, ME 04943-0800.