The Curtis Library, in cooperation with the Harpswell Historical Society and Blackberry Books has released our new publication of the first complete history of the town of Harpswell by Richard Wescott. Wescott spent more that a decade researching and recording the story of his town. We have copies to borrow at the library or you may purchase a copy (for $15.00) at Gulf of Maine Books or the Harpswell Historical Society.
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William Wheeler (1875 – 1958) chronicled life in Brunswick in the 1880’s and the early twentieth century in his column, Brunswick Yesterdays: A Boy’s View of the old Town in the Early 80’s. It was a regular feature of the Brunswick Record from 1944 to 1951. Historian, Richard Snow has compiled, arranged and transcribed the articles into a 152-page book that is available as a pdf ebook on our history pages. Curtis Library has published a paper copy for our patrons to borrow. Find it on our shelves in the Dewey 974.191′s Not Available In Stores!