DEXTER - The Dexter Historical Society has installed two new exhibits at the Abbott Museum, 12 Church Street.
The Doyon family sponsored the Doyon Room in memory of their mother, Cecilia Doyon, and dedicated it to Dexter’s Franco-American community. Doug and Dorothy Doyon have created a display that honors one of the families in that community, that of Peter Napolean and Elizabeth (Dyer) Clukey.
The display features six panels with many photographs of their twelve children, (one son, Philip, died in WW I) and grandchildren. Included are members of the Higgins, Frautten, Cote, Gilbert and Mountain families that their daughters married into. There are also maps showing the Beauce region of Quebec that many French-Canadian families came from.
The second exhibit features scenic photographs taken by Albert “Bert” L. Call (1866-1965). Call was well known in Dexter for his local photography business, but these pictures were taken in various locations near Mt. Katahdin and in the Allagash between 1915-1940.
Call loved the north woods and often hiked and canoed there with family and friends. He was for over fifteen years the official photographer for the Bangor & Aroostock Railroad and his work appeared in their magazine, “In the Maine Woods”. This is a traveling exhibit and is sponsored by CHEt and PCEDC with funding by the Maine Humanities Council. It will appear in several locations in the area throughout the summer.
The Abbott Museum and gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00. The Grist Mill Museum is also open now for its 38th season. For information call 924-5721.
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