Memorial Day observance at Pownalborough Court House

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 9:15am

    Lincoln County Historical Association invites the public to join in the organization’s annual observance of Memorial Day. The gathering begins at 10 AM May 30 at the flagpole on the parade ground of the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden.

    Members of Dresden Masonic Lodge #103, assisted by Colonial Maine Living History Association, (CMLHA)will lead the program of honor. After being called to order at 11AM the gathered will proceed up the woods road to the Court House cemetery. Veteran soldiers of three wars will be remembered through spoken words and the placing of bouquets upon the graves. Everyone will then return to the flagpole for the raising of Colors to full staff, followed by a gun salute given by CMLHA.

    Everyone is invited to stay on after the conclusion of the Memorial Day ceremonies and enjoy the grounds of the Pownalborough Court House. Take a walk on the nature trail following along the high bank of the Kennebec River through a beautiful old stand of white pine. Explore the well-marked trail system across Route 128. Bring a picnic lunch. Perhaps catch a glimpse of one of the historic site’s resident bald eagles.

    To celebrate the beginning of a new summer season, the Court House will be open free to the public shortly after the ceremony for all who would like a tour of this magnificent building. We invite you to join us in enjoying and preserving this unique property.

    The Pownalborough Court House is located at 23 Courthouse Drive in Dresden. Tours are held from Memorial Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Hours are Sat, Sun, Mon, 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission is $10 except for Memorial Day and Saturday, June 4, when admission is free.

    Lincoln County Historical Association is a non-profit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset.  For more information, please visit, Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) or Pownalborough Court House Museum.