Title

An article on the $6.6 million Downeast Heritage Center which opens this month i

Authors

Patrick McManus

Source

Down East

Date

4-1-2004

Pages

78-81

Abstract

An article on the $6.6 million Downeast Heritage Center which opens this month in a renovated Calais train station. It will showcase Washington County's history, the Passamaquoddy Indian tribe, St. Croix Island, the county's natural wonders, and regional industries, including blueberries, granite, and lumber; and it will house the Susan M. Collins Theater, named for Maine's U.S. senator, who helped raise $3 million. Crowds are expected to converge this summer for the 400th anniversary of the settlement of St. Croix Island by Samuel de Champlain. Two Main Street buildings will be demolished this summer for a village green and parking, which will link the downtown, the heritage center, and the St. Croix River, and help revitalize the economically depressed town. A new bridge over the St. Croix River will ease downtown traffic snarls, but will also route motorists farther from the downtown.

Subjects

Downeast Heritage Museum

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