Our June meeting will be held to night, June 7th at the Eliot Boat Basin beginning at 6 PM. It will provide a time for fellowship and to get caught up on the news! It will be a potluck supper with NO grill and no shared food. You are welcome to bring your own food, if you desire or just come and visit.
|NIGHTINGALE MURAL FINDS A HOME AT ELIOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!|
Covid-19 put a halt to many of the Maine Bicentennial events that were planned for Eliot this year, but one by the Historical Society has been completed! A beautiful mural of the clipper ship Nightingale that was built at Eliot’s Hanscom Shipyard is now gracing the walls at the Eliot Elementary School!
Jan Cerabona had the pleasure, recently, of hosting Esther Morrow, who had the mural commissioned years ago for her then home in Eliot, and Gordon Carlisle, the artist, to a viewing. A huge thank you to KENNEBUNK SAVINGS BANK-ELIOT who funded the project and SUNDANCE SIGNS of Dover for mounting it for us. We’re all anticipating the day when we all will be able to take a close-up look.
MEMORIAL DAY 2020
As we reflect on this year’s Memorial Day I wanted to give a shout out to Eliot Historical President, Paul Johnson and landowner Brian Spinney who took upon the task of making right the gravesite of veteran Parker Foster.
Born in 1761 and died in 1846, Foster was a Private and Sergeant in Capt. King’s Co., Col. Henry Jackson’s Regt., Mass. Line. Original declaration made April 1, 1818 and was affirmed. Pension No. 8,563. Family: Elizabeth Foster, aged 45; Joseph Foster, aged 11; Nathaniel Foster, aged 9; Catharine Foster, aged 7; Abigail Foster, aged 5, Caroline Foster, aged 2. (317). Revolutionary Soldiers of York County, Maine. Communicated by G.W. Chamberlain, M.S., of Malden, Mass; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1911.
Thanking Paul and Brian for their service.