The Shorey building was built in
1979 under the leadership of Delmont Engstrom of Lowell, Maine.
This building contains many items of
Harry Shorey's and his and other area families. There are many
photos, ledgers, journals, town reports and other documents available
for study as well as items of daily living on display.
| Probably one of the
most influential families in the history of Lowell and Burlington was
the Porter family. Col. Joseph Porter came to Lowell from Brewer
by way of Milton, Mass. in 1840. He raised several sons of which
two were known statewide.
Col. Joseph W. Porter (1834-1900) served his state as a
senator, representative, executive councilman and was a strong
republican leader. As a historian he became nationally famous and
his nine volume Bangor Historical
Magazine remains a much used source of information on Maine's