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...Before It's Too Late...

This story I ran across in the Monrning Sentinel brings both a light of hope that people are as dedicated as ever to preserve our State's great history, and a not so subtle reminder that we need to act, when we can, before details of the past are lost forever.

Last fall some Sydney residents got together and decided to form the town's first historical society.  Jamie Rice of the Maine Historical Society told the Morning Sentinel the formation of such a society is a rare occurrence.  According to records, no such historical society has officially incorporated in the last 20 years or so.

As one of their first acts, the society conducted a taped interview with some of Sydney's long time residents, including Earland Goodhue, who was born in 1915 in town. The interview was conducted in January and on February 8th, Mr. Goodhue passed away.  It's a sobering reminder that we need to collect, preserve, and educate about our history before it becomes lost forever.

 But, we know there is a dedicated group of citizens in Sydney up to the challenge, and they apparently have the backing of the town, as an approval in $5,000 in seed money for the society was approved at a town meeting on March 21st.

 

For more information about the society and their plans for the future, visit the Morning Sentinel Article at:

http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/6115967.html

Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 April 2009 14:43)