‘Touring through Time’ Keeps Past Present
The Penobscot Historical Society welcomed visitors Saturday, July 27, to its sprawling property in celebration of the area’s annual “Touring through Time” festivities. From 1 to 4 p.m., each of the society’s four buildings were opened to guests. The Society maintains a barn, house, schoolhouse, and a general store – all of which are filled with various historic artifacts donated by locals. Audrey Peasley, president of the Penobscot Historical Society, expressed the importance placed on celebrating Penobscot’s history and culture and keeping it alive. Peasley donated her own school desk from childhood to the Schoolhouse exhibit – where it continues to be of use in Society meetings.
In the basement of the 1830 home, a switchboard still stands among other relics of the way life used to be.
The Society’s “General Store” is stocked with authentic goods, including tea cannisters and soup cans.
Historic cookware sits in the house’s 1830 kitchen, staying true to the “Touring Through Time” motif.
One of the many buildings maintained by the Penobscot Historical Society is an 1830 Cape Cod style home. Intricate fireplaces are situated throughout the home, pictured. The home originally stood in Surry, but was dismantled and put back together piece by piece in Penobscot in the spring of 1980.