Historical society scholarship announced

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 5:45pm

Boothbay Region Historical Society announces a fundraising campaign for the creation of a college scholarship of $1,000 to help a Boothbay Region High School student achieve their dream of higher education. The Society is working closely with Hannah Johnson, college access and career coordinator at the high school, and have already received over $300 towards its goal. The scholarship will be awarded this spring.

Education is an important part of the Society’s mission. In 2018, the Society reinstituted a history program for third graders at Boothbay Region Elementary School, and the teachers are looking forward to having them back in the classroom when possible. They are working with two STEAM teachers from BRHS  who bring students to the museum for research projects. Last spring Officer Larry Brown mentored a group of BRHS students who spent hours in the archives reading through old yearbooks and Boothbay Registers to compile an impressive history of sports at the high school. And pre-COVID they met with area elementary and high school teachers to promote the historical society as an educational resource.

But during this difficult time, the Society wanted to do more for students and their families. It is asking the community, as well as members and local businesses to join it in supporting the scholarship. Donations at any level are welcome and will be acknowledged on the Society’s website, Facebook page, e-news, and in press releases.

To make a donation, you may mail a check to Boothbay Region Historical Society, Attn: Scholarship, P.O. Box 272, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, or donate at https://boothbayhistorical.org, specifying “scholarship” in donation notes, or call us at 633-0820, Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with your credit card.