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A Look Back at Georgetown’s Many Schools
& What They Teach Us Now

Tuesday May 17 at GHS



Our 2016 exhibit opens at 6:30pm and the presentation by Ginny Hopcroft and Jeanne Bailey McGowan begins at 7pm. From the first formal schooling in the late 1700s to the building of the consolidated Georgetown Central School in 1947, Georgetown has made education a priority. There will be dozens of images of schools, schoolchildren, and related documents and other items



Events for the remainder of 2016

Sunday, June 12, 1-3pm – Georgetown’s 300 Birthday Party.
Come celebrate the official recognition of the June 13, 1716, incorporation of Georgetown. We’re still working on the details but there will be music and cake and a whole lot of fun. Oh, and did we mention there’s going to be a Time Capsule?

Saturday, June 25, 7-9pm – The Annual GHS History- Based Mini Auction Fundraiser.
Every year we auction two to three dozen great items to raise money for our Endowment Fund. While the live auction is underway, a silent auction simmers in the background and light refreshments are available. Not only is it a good time: We think of it as a warm-up for the spectacular auction our good friends at the Georgetown Fire Department have in July!

Sunday, June 26, 1-3 pm – GHS Annual Meeting.
We welcome as our speaker nationally-recognized author Eve LaPlante. Eve, who owns a home in Georgetown, wrote a book about her ancestor Samuel Sewall who, beginning in 1692 as a Massachusetts General Court magistrate, convicted more than thirty people of witchcraft, a capital offense.

In 1697, Sewall publicly acknowledged profound regret for his role in the infamous trials. In the summer of 1717, he accompanied Massachusetts Governor Samuel Shute on a journey to the newly incorporated Georgetown on Arrowsic to negotiate an agreement with the Native Americans. Four years later Sewall would publish Memorial to the Kennebec Indians, a detailed account of his two-week journey.

Saturday, August 20 – GHS Tour of Historic Georgetown Places.
In honor of Georgetown’s 300th birthday, we’re putting together a tour of select historic sites for you to visit. Docents will be at each location. Mark the date and we’ll have more details soon.

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