A Brief History of Touring and Vacationing in New EnglandTuesday June 4, 2019
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Family vacations and memories often come flooding back to our minds this time of year. But vacations were not always a yearly thing. Join Bethel resident and historian David Jones at the Auburn Public Library on June 4 at 1 pm for Holidays Past: A Brief History of Touring and Vacationing in New England.
Using illustrative maps courtesy of The Osher Map Library, Jones will talk about how development, transportation innovations, and urbanization contributed to the concept of family vacations. Looking at the rise in tourism and vacationing in the 19th and 20th centuries, Jones will talk about why people went on vacation, where they went and how they got there.
Jones, who was a long-time Maine summer visitor, now lives year-round in Bethel. He teaches history at outposts of University of Maine, Augusta in South Paris and Rumford.
Location: Androscoggin Community Room
to go to the Auburn Public Library