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Eaton Peabody named Bangor Historical Society 2015 Summer Walking Tour Sponsor

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BANGOR -- Bangor Region residents and visitors are learning more about the city's history thanks to Eaton Peabody, Attorneys at Law and the Bangor Historical Society. The law firm has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of the 151 year-old organization's popular summer walking tours.

'One of our primary goals is to share' the history of Bangor and her people,' Melissa Gerety, Bangor Historical Society executive director, said. 'Our walking tours are one of the ways we do thatand we couldn't continue to do it without the support of community partners like Eaton Peabody. We are grateful for their support.'

This year the BHS is offering four different tours as part of its summer series. Tour titles include: Mount Hope Cemetery, The Great Fire of 1911, Bangor's Historic Architecture and the Devil's Half Acre. Tours are offered on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The complete schedule is available at www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org.

'We are very pleased to support the Bangor Historical Society's Summer Walking Tours this year,' stated David Austin, president of Eaton Peabody. 'Honoring our city's past helps pave the way for an even brighter future. We're happy to be a part of that journey.'

The Bangor Historical Society has been preserving, protecting and sharing the rich history of the Bangor Region since 1864. The BHS is based in the historic Thomas A. Hill House at on the corner of Union and High Streets in Bangor. It houses one of the nation's largest Civil War collections, a number of items from Bangor businesses and families as well as an extensive photo collection. The BHS offers a number of walking tours telling the tales of Bangor and its people as well as other programming and special events. The Bangor Historical Society and Thomas A. Hill House Museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 942-1900 or visithttp://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.orgfor more information.

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