Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923–1929 Location: Waterford Client: Waterford Congregational Church Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.
Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.