Advancing the quality
and public libraries.
Promoting excellence in
the arts pertaining
history, design, and
Providing a supportive
environment for those
interested in the creation,
collection of books.
Regular meetings of the Society are held on the second Wednesday of each
month from September to May at 7:30 in the evening.
The meetings are currently held in the library of the Maine Historical
Society or the Center for Maine History's Shettelworth auditorium, 485
Congress Street, Portland.
The regular meeting in December is an annual meeting for election of
officers, which has been combined with a Christmas party or special
Visitors are welcome; members are invited to bring guests.
The Baxter Society has been privileged to present a most interesting
roster of speakers since 1983 . The following is an example:
SCHEDULE OF LECTURES FOR 2001-2002:
September 12, 2001 Angela Lorenz
Renowned book artist
Studied at Brown and Rhode Island School of Design and Bologna, Italy
October 10, 2001 John Kristensen, Fire Fly Press
November 14, 2001, Mary Cerullo Nonfiction children's books (on
scientific discovery) calls herself a scientific interpretor
In 1990 the Baxter Society established the Steven Harvard award
for excellence in the book arts to honor the memory and work of our late
Honorary member, a gifted designer, printer and calligrapher. This prize
has been awarded every two years. (Describe1998-92: contest, judges,
winners. Follow examples in The Decennial.)
The Nancy Cowan Lecture. The deceased Nancy Cowan was a former president
and notable member of Baxter for whom a special in memoriam lecture is
held once a year.
Summer Outings: During club break for summer months an outing is planned
that is both social and educational in nature. Publish list from pg.
14, The Decennial (update)
There are two categories of membership: Active and Honorary. . . .create
text in paragraph form from page 15-16 (#3 & 4) By-laws of The
Decennial. Membership dues are now $30.
ABOUT THE SOCIETY:
Past Presidents, Current Officers, Committees