Harmon Museum is now closed for the season to the public for tours. Thank you to our visitors and supporters for a great summer! Beginning Sept. 23, historical society volunteers will be on staff Tuesdays 10-2 through the fall & winter to answer inquiries, assist researchers, and work on new, entertaining exhibits for 2015. Click here for museum hours and directions.
Aerial View (circa 1880): The Pier and Hotel Velvet at Old Orchard. For similar period pictures, check out Postcard History Series Old Orchard Beach, by Town Historian Daniel E. Blaney, available through our Web Store.
Memorial Flag Raising (6:00 p.m. daily at Memorial Park through Labor Day)
Each summer evening through Labor Day, Veterans Memorial Park in Old Orchard Beach hosts an open air raising of the U.S. flag in honor of a deceased veteran. The short (15-20 minute) ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. and includes a musical and spoken word tribute. Ceremony volunteers, local residents and vacationing tourists pause at this time to recognize a veteran, many with ties to Maine. Watch local television coverage of the event, then pick any evening this summer to head over to Memorial Park and join others in honoring American veterans. FMI, visit the group's Facebook page.
Town's Oldest Living Resident Awarded Apple Cane
The Old Orchard Beach Historical Society is pleased to announce that Lorraine Miles Wyman will receive the "Apple Cane" as the oldest living resident of Old Orchard Beach, Maine who was actually born within the boundaries of the town. The Apple Cane, along with a commemorative plaque, will be awarded to Lorraine at a meeting of Old Orchard Beach Town Council. All of Lorraine's family and friends are invited to attend the "Apple Cane" award ceremony on January 7th at Old Orchard Beach Town Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please read the press release or call Arthur or Jeanne Guerin at (207)-934-5061.