$8 – $12
Pioneer Canners: How the Baxter Canning Companies Built a Maine Brand

Pioneer Canners: How the Baxter Canning Companies Built a Maine Brand

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Pejepscot History Center

159 Park Row

Brunswick, ME 04011

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History Happy Hour: Pioneer Canners: How the Baxter Canning Companies Built a Maine Brand with John Goff

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For our final History Happy Hour of the Spring/Summer season, John Goff will present, Pioneer Canners: How the Baxter Canning Companies Built a Maine Brand on Thursday, June 9, at 5:30pm.

Between 1888 and the mid-20th century, the H.C. Baxter & Bro. packing and canning company was headquartered in six different locations in Brunswick and controlled a colossal commerce that managed factories and food-canneries in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa, and parts of Canada. By the 1920s, this firm, founded by the older half-brother of Maine’s Governor Percival Baxter (donor of Baxter State Park) became also the largest corn producer in the world. The Baxter canneries employed hundreds of Maine citizens from various walks of life and heritages.

Join us for June’s History Happy Hour as John Goff shares the story of this fascinating philanthropic family, its company and workers, as well as the legacy it left on mass-produced foods, global explorations, the “BAXTER’S FINEST” brand, and Brunswick’s architectural heritage.

Tickets: $8 PHC Members; $12 non-Members

Admission includes one drink ticket.

Our programming this year is made possible in part by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

Please note that this is an in-person event. If Covid-19 restrictions limit in-person gatherings, we will adjust accordingly and contact all attendees.

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