About History Committee
THE HISTORY COMMITTEE collects, preserves, verifies and makes accessible the rich history of Universalism and Unitarianism in Augusta and how that history informs who we are as a congregation today. The entire congregation helps us capture history as we make it. The History Committee Responsibilities and Activities:
- Acquire, catalog, archive, maintain, and preserve historic records, artifacts, and historic items belonging to the Unitarian Universalist Community Church. This includes collecting oral histories to record first-hand experiences and feeling of important events.
- Promote the preservation of currently generated historic documents and artifacts. This includes collecting information about ongoing activities and congregants, and creating a Book of Remembrance containing short histories, pictures, and contributions of members who have died.
- Advise as requested regarding donations and disposition of church artifacts.
- Promote knowledge and appreciation of congregational history and heritage through periodic displays of historic documents and artifacts for the church community, articles in the Newsletter, and special History Events.
- Establish working relationships with the Kennebec Historical Society and the State of Maine Library Archive department.
- Prepare a chronological record of the UUCC and its antecedents
The History Room, on the first floor building at 6 Summer Street, houses files of the three respective congregations (All Souls, Winthrop Street, and UUCC), scrapbooks, notations from various parts of our history, and artifacts. The History Committee meets monthly and has other ongoing projects.
The History Committee meets monthly in the History and Olsen Rooms in Drew House. Ongoing projects are scheduled by the participants.