“Mainers and the Gold Rush of 1849” is the title of the next program of the New Gloucester Historical Society to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7 PM at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Rd. (Route 231). Jan Eakins from the Maine Historical Society is writing a book on this subject and will talk about some of the people from New Gloucester who headed west during the Gold Rush. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.