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Dover-Foxcroft Historical society
Preserving the rich heritage of Dover and Foxcroft, Maine

Web Changes

This is where we will announce the most recent additions to our web site.  If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.

The 2009 Ornament has arrived!
Information about our new collectible ornament has been added.  Click here to view.

Various News Articles & 2008 Homecoming
29 Mar 2009
Still catching up!  Photos from the 2008 Homecoming festivities have been reposted.  Click here to view.  And I've added several news articles that have been emailed in over the past few months.  Click here to view those.

Dedication of Emma B. Memorial Stone
09 Mar 2009
Photos from the dedication service and info on the famous racing mare from Foxcroft has been added.  Click here to view.

The 2009 calendar of events added
08 Mar 2009
Along with the list of our meetings and special events, we have listed the 2009 officers on the home page, updated our sponsors and friends listing and our contact page.

A total makeover
06 Mar 2009
It's been awhile since we've had updates.  We've freshened up the look and moved a few things around to improve your visit and the ease of moving around the website.

Photos of our activities for Homecoming
25 Aug 2008

You can see us having fun during Homecoming.  They are on the Home Page and while you are there, make sure to take a close look at the photo of the new facade on the Observer Building Museum.

Publicity on our involvement during Homecoming
03 Aug 2008

Read the latest press we received in the Piscataquis Observer and get a peek at one of our exciting exhibits.  Click here to read the article.

The 2008 DFHS Ornament is now available
23 May 2008

This ornament, featuring the Blacksmith Shop Museum, in the introductory piece into an ongoing collection of Dover-Foxcroft's past that you can proudly display.  Order yours today while supplies last. 

Photo of Joseph Bradford Peaks among others
28 Apr 2008

John & Susie Roberts submitted a great old photograph of Joseph B. Peaks. 
Click here to visit our Photo Gallery.

Announcing the new relationship with
29 Mar 2008

We have registered with so now you can benefit DFHS just by shopping online!  Info can be found on the home page.

More special events announces
13 Feb 2008

The calendar is filling up and you'll want to visit our special events page to make sure you don't miss any of our happenings this summer. 
Click here to view our calendar.

We've added a map of Dover-Foxcroft
01 Feb 2008

You speak, we listen!  At the suggestion of one of our visitors, we've added a map, courtesy of Google Maps, just in case you want to reacquaint yourself with where a particular street is (or should you want directions to Dover-Foxcroft).  Click here to check it out!

Info about the 2008 Annual Attic & Book Sale
26 Jan 2008

Sharon Phillips wants to spread the word about this wonderful event and requests everyone donate something as they spring clean!  For more information, click here to view our calendar.

More Photos added with thanks to Nancy
26 Jan 2008

Our curator Nancy Battick has sent a new batch of photos.  To view them, click on over to the Photo Gallery and walk around!

A new weather widget has been added
20 Jan 2008

And brrr! it is cold in Dover-Foxcroft this evening (1°).  It's at the bottom of the right hand column on the home page so now our long-distance visitors can quickly check the weather conditions here!

Our 2008 schedule has been announced
19 Jan 2008

Check out the great programs we have scheduled for the coming year - you'll want to put these on your calendar now!  Click here to see.

Photos added of  Eli Towne & Sybil (Towne) Dow
06 Jan 2008

Katherine Tweedie submitted a couple photos of these early residents to add to our photo album. 
Click here to see.

The Images of 19th Century Childhood is online
20 Nov 2007

The Observer Building Museum featured a special photo exhibit in 2007 of children's photos from the 1800s.  See which one was the favorite of those visiting the museum.  Click here to visit the exhibit.

New photos added
18 Nov 2007

Our photo album has expanded!  Revisit it and see if you can find the 10 new photos.  We've also been able to add a few dates to some of our previous photos, as well as add an identification of the Crockett Brick Yard in East Dover.  Thanks to those people helping us identify people and places.

Info about the exciting new DVD available
30 Aug 200
See the details on our home page and order your copy today!  A bunch of new photos have been added to the photo album (go seek them out), many were contributed by Berta Fitzgerald who give a huge thank you to.  There are also some photos from Homecoming Day on the Special Events page.

The Great Whiskers Exhibit is now online
22 Jul 2007

The Observer Building Museum featured a special photo exhibit in 2006 of great whiskers - a unique view of men's facial hair fashions.  Click here to visit the exhibit.  We've also added more photos in the photo album so that needs another visit.  Also, courtesy of the Piscataquis Observer, we've added a photo from the Civil War Dinner.

More new photos and a newspaper article
21 Jul 2007

We've added the contribution of 2 photographs from Wayne Randall.  Click here to visit the Photo Gallery.  We've also added a small article from the Eastern Gazette related to Lou Stevens and this year's bus tour.  Click here to read it.

Wow, we've added a lot of new photos
14 Jul 2007

Eleven new photos have been added to our photo gallery.  We've also added some relating to our special events, including some great photos from the recent Civil War supper.  The Piscataquis Observer had a great article on the Civil War supper. 
Click here to read it.

Family Ties column discusses DFHS
09 Jul 2007

A great article by our friend, Roxanne Moore Saucier - we've added it to our media collection. 
Click here to read it.

It's a new look and we've reorganized a little
08 Jul 2007

With a little over a year under our belt with the revised website, it was time to reorganize a few things now that we have a little better handle on where the website is headed.  There is a major revision of the photo album, we've categorized the photos to ease viewing.  I hope you enjoy!  We also added a couple recent mentions in the Bangor Daily News.

16 photos added to the photo gallery
18 Jun 2007

Click on the Photo Gallery Link and check them out!

Info on the 2007 exhibits, list of sponsors/patrons
15 Jun 2007

Check out the details on the exciting exhibits on display this year at the Observer Building Museum by clicking on that link above. Also, please visit the new Sponsors/Patrons page to view those area businesses that support the efforts of the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society.

More new photos added
10 May 2007

Thanks to the efforts of Nancy Battick, there are some great new photos that have been added to our Photo Gallery.

Special summer 2007 events and more photos
25 Mar 2007

Check what we have planned for the summer by clicking on the Special Events link.  Also, some additional great photos have been added.  And we are working on adding a new page to highlight our business sponsors and patrons.

New photos added
18 Mar 2007

We've added a few photos from the County Fair from back around 1900.  These are great photos, scanned from glass negatives.  Well worth a look in the Photo Gallery.

2007 program and new photos added.
03 Mar 2007

Some great topics are slated for 2007.  Click on the Calendar link to view what is in store - and make sure to put these dates on your calendar.