AUBURN — The Androscoggin Historical Society will host a program on the Poland Spring Resort at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the society’s Davis-Wagg Museum on the third floor of the County Building.
Presenters Cyndi Robbins and Laura Brown will tell stories about the facilities and the guests who have stayed at this legendary location in Androscoggin County.
A huge hotel, the Poland Spring House attracted vacationers who were the economic and social elite of the country. The resort purchased the Maine State Building from the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Other features are the golf course, the chapel and iconic bottling plant.
Robbins has called Poland Spring home since 1971. Starting as a waitress at the age of 16, she became an owner along side her late husband Mel. She has given hundreds of tours at Poland Spring, and happily shares share her stories and the history.
Laura Brown has been on the property since before she could walk. From volunteering in the museum gift shop at the young age of five, to giving tours at age 13, and now on the board of directors for the Preservation Society, she too has fallen in love with the unique history of Poland Spring.
Admission for this program is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information about the society, call 207-784-0586 or visit www.androhistory.org. Enter the County Building at the side door on Court Street and proceed to the third floor. An elevator is available.