Spring 2023 Events
TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS COMING UP!!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS (AND THEN ATTEND)TWO UPCOMING IMPORTANT CEHPS EVENTS!!!
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023 6:30 PM : OUR 2023 ANNUAL MEETING (AND FIRST PROGRAM MEETING IN A LONG WHILE). UNLIKE PAST ANNUAL MEETINGS, THIS ONE WILL TAKE PLACE DOWNSTAIRS IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT THE THOMAS MEMORIAL LIBRARY! AND ALSO UNLIKE PAST ANNUAL MEETINGS, THIS WILL NOT INCLUDE A SIT-DOWN DINNER (ALTHOUGH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE). LEADING OFF THE EVENING, JIM ROWE WILL WALTZ (OR MAYBE CHA-CHA) US THROUGH A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CEHPS, WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS PLACED ON THE LAST 7 OR SO YEARS AND CULMINATING IN THE ARRIVAL AT “OUR NEW HOME!” THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY OUR ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, INCLUDING THE IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OFFICERS! SO COME AND BE A PART OF THE EXCITEMENT!
AND ON TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2023, FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 PM, AND ALSO IN THE DOWNSTAIRS COMMUNITY ROOM AT THOMAS MEMORIAL LIBRARY, MORE HISTORY WILL BE MADE!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE CEHPS AND THE THOMAS MEMORIAL LIBRARY WILL JOIN FORCES IN CO-SPONSORING A BOOK LAUNCH! IF YOU LIKE PUZZLES; IF YOU LIKE REAL-LIFE MYSTERIES; IF YOU LIKE TOP-NOTCH DETECTIVE WORK; AND IF YOU LOVE CAPE ELIZABETH HISTORY, YOU’LL WANT TO ATTEND THIS PUBLIC UNVEILING OF WRITER/HISTORIAN LORI-SUZANNE DELL’S NEW BOOK, “A FALLEN STAR.” THE BOOK CHRONICLES THE MURDER OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY
DEPUTY SHERIFF (AND CAPE ELIZABETH RESIDENT) EBENEZER PARKER AND THE SUBSEQUENT SEARCH FOR HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE. IT IS A FASCINATING STORY! THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, SO BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY! THE AUTHOR WILL TALK ABOUT HER BOOK, AND ATTENDEES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE (AT DISCOUNT) AUTOGRAPHED COPIES.
“TRUST ME, ‘A FALLEN STAR’ WILL BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR IN-HOME LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY. DON’T...I REPEAT...DO NOT...MISS THIS!” -JIM ROWE
Monday, September 9
Architect Joe Chalet presented preliminary plans for the Spurwink School House.
Monday, October 7
Jim Rowe led a tour of Fort Williams to share the history of the fort and Portland Head Light.
Monday, November 4, 7:00 PM,
We were delighted to welcome musician, music historian, and "one-person folk festival" Katherine Rhoda to our regular monthly meeting at 7:00 P.M at the Cape Elizabeth Community Center. Ms. Rhoda taught us about (and played) the zither!
Monday, December 2
December program was our Christmas Pot Luck Dinner at 6:30 PM at Cape Elizabeth Community Center.
Monday, January 7
Ice harvesting in New England. Dick Kempton presented local ice harvesting history along with a film on ice harvesting from Northeast Historic films. Meeting held at 6:30 PM at Cape Elizabeth Community Center
February - winter break, no meeting.
Monday, March 2
Lee Humiston, Director/Curator of Maine Military Museum spoke on military events and people from the local area. He served 26 years in the Air Force. Meeting held at Cape Community Center, 7:00 P.M.