Guided walking tours set to begin

14 years ago

 PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Presque Isle Historical Society will once again be offering free guided walking tours this summer, making stops at nearly two dozen historic sites around the community along the journey.

    “In honor of Vera Estey’s 116th birthday on May 7, the Historical Society will begin its free guided walking tours of historic downtown Presque Isle on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 10 a.m.,” said Kim Smith, Historical Society treasurer/corresponding secretary and tour guide.
Smith said participants should wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour covers approximately two miles and takes just over two hours. During stops at designated sites, participants are given a bit of historical background information on each location. The rain date will be Sunday, May 9, at 1 p.m.
“Tours are usually held once a month or by special reservation,” Smith explained.
The Society invites visitors and residents alike to join members for this informative and entertaining view into Presque Isle’s past.
“For instance, did you know we have a business named after a horse? Can you name our resident pirate? Did you know our first postmaster was appointed by President McKinley?” Smith said were some of the facts those who take the tour will learn the answers to.
For more information on the  Society, volunteer opportunities or any of its programs and services, contact by mail: PO Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769, phone 762-1151, e-mail pihistoricalsociety@hotmail.com or visit online at www.pihistory.org.