Winthrop Historical Society Speaker Series will look at unknown early settlers

WINTHROP – “The History of Winthrop: The First 50 Years- 1771-1971” will be the topic of a presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is the first of the Winthrop Maine Historical Society’s Speaker Series. It will be presented in collaboration with the students of Kristin Said’s Winthrop High School social studies class.
Six early settlers, some who are prominent in the history books and some who aren’t, will be discussed.
Winthrop Maine was incorporated on April 26, 1771, and in the years that followed, settlers overcame hardships and helped the community thrive. There were many such settlers in those early days who have been documented in the history books, but many more who haven’t. Come meet Gideon Lambert, Widow Foster, Stephen Pullen, William Stevens and Nathan Howard and learn about how those early settlers all contributed to the development of the town.
The next WMHS business meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the WHHC. It is free and open to the public. A zoom option is available
Contact WMHS at 207-395-5199 or for more information.