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Historic firehouse festival returns next month in Old Town

Friendship Firehouse Festival (via Friendship Fire Company/Facebook)

The Friendship Firehouse Festival is back on this year after having been cancelled last year due to — you know.

The festival is an annual celebration of the Friendship Firehouse (107 S Alfred Street) in Old Town that opened in 1855, and has since been run as a museum focusing on fire-fighting history and fire safety. The museum hosts community events throughout the year, and holds preserved historic artifacts.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7.

“The Friendship Firehouse Festival is back after last year’s hiatus,” the city said in a press release. “Join us to celebrate Friendship’s 247th birthday. Visit the historic Friendship Firehouse Museum, learn about fire safety past and present and see City firefighting equipment up close. There will be displays by community organizations, craft vendors, and food and beverages available. Children receive free Friendship fire hats.”

Museum entry will be staggered to accommodate some social distancing.

Via Friendship Fire Company/Facebook

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