Tag Archives: Bangor Historical Society

Organizers, re-enactors deem Drums on the Penobscot a “huge success”

It’s not every day that Maine artillerymen fire a salute to President Abraham Lincoln, but such was the order of the day as the Bangor Historical Society hosted Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience, held August 10-12 on the UMA-Bangor campus at Bangor International Airport. The second annual Civil War weekend organized by […]

Lincoln re-enactors appearing at Drums on the Penobscot have ties with Bangor

While Abraham and Mary Lincoln never visited Bangor, the couple portraying them have a Bangor connection dating to the early 1970s. Scheduled for August 10-12, Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience will take place at the UMA-Bangor campus at Bangor International Airport. Sponsored by the Bangor Historical Society, the weekend’s activities will include […]

Abe Lincoln will visit Bangor for the first time August 11-12

Although his first-time vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, was a familiar face around Bangor during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln never visited the Queen City while in office. That’s about to change as the Bangor Historical Society brings Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience to the UMA-Bangor campus on Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018. […]

Drums on the Penobscot returns to Bangor August 10-12

The Civil War will come to life as the Bangor Historical Society presents Drums on the Penobscot at the UMA-Bangor campus on Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018. Held in July 2017, the inaugural Drums on the Penobscot drew several hundred visitors to tour a Civil War encampment, meet with re-enactors portraying Union and Confederate soldiers, watch […]

Volunteers needed at two Maine sites for Park Day 2018

Civil War buffs and history fans can help spruce up two war-related sites in Maine as the Civil War Trust sponsors Park Day 2018. The CWT website, www.civilwar.org, describes Park Day as “an annual hands-on volunteer event to help Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefields and historic sites shine their brightest.” Volunteers […]

Re-enactors and visitors pleased with Civil War weekend in Bangor

Perfect summer weather and a good turnout of re-enactors and visitors made the July 28-30 Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience a success, according to an informal and widespread poll of both groups. Organized by the Bangor Historical Society, Drums on the Penobscot got under way on Friday, July 28 as historian Ryan […]

Mount Hope Cemetery walking tour will launch Civil War weekend in Bangor

A Civil War walking tour of Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor will kick off Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience, slated to be held Friday-Sunday, July 28-30 in Bangor. Led by historian Ryan Hews and titled Soldiers at Rest, the Civil War walking tour will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, July 28. Visitors […]

Speakers announced for July 29-30 Civil War weekend in Bangor

Appearing at Eastport Hall on Texas Avenue, six speakers will highlight different aspects of Maine’s involvement in the Civil War as the Bangor Historical Society presents Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience on July 29-30 at the UMA-Bangor campus. Admission to the weekend’s activities is free. Among the speakers are a New England […]

Joshua and Fanny Chamberlain to appear in Bangor on July 28-30

Bangor and Brewer were a whole lot different when Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain last gazed upon both places — and he plans to find out what has changed around his old stomping grounds while joining participants in Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience. Sponsored by the Bangor Historical Society, Drums on the […]

Drums on the Penobscot to bring the Civil War to Bangor July 28-30

BANGOR — Quilt historian Pamela Weeks, Major General Joshua L. Chamberlain, several noted Civil War historians and authors, and Civil War re-enactors are highlighting Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience, slated to take place on the UMA-Bangor campus on Friday through Sunday, July 28-30. Sponsored by the Bangor Historical Society, the event-filled weekend […]