The Lost Trotting Parks Forum has been set up for individuals who interested in the history of the Standardbred and harness racing beginning in the 19th century to present day. The Forum is the place to ask questions and offer comments that add to the content base of Maine agricultural heritage and Maine's lost trotting parks.
The Lost Trotting Parks Blog is a content blog for presenting the history of Maine's trotting parks and reflections of the age "When the Horse was King." The Lost Trotting Parks Blog is an open forum. Your tax deductible donation to support the educational outreach activities of the Center will be greatly appreciated.
Stephen D. Thompson, Founder of the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center.
The mission of the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center is to preserve the stories and images of the 19th century to present day that illustrate the history of Maine's harness racing, lost trotting parks, fairs, agricultural societies, Granges, and the significance of the of the horse in society.
Our plan is to reach our mission is through Preservation, Education, Promotion and Partnerships.
Through the Center's website and educational outreach to Maine school students, community organizations, agricultural fairs, and businesses, the Center will retell the once told stories of a slice of Maine history that is quickly being forgotten. Most Mainers have lost their connection to the horse and the horse's contribution to a past way of life. Maine people who work in the harness racing industry are today's living history of the age when the horse was king. Through your financial support of the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center, you will help to tell the stories of Maine Harness Racing and horse breeding throughout the ages.
Your Tax Deductible Donation to Support the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center
The Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center is a Maine registered nonprofit . We have been approved by the IRS to operate as a nonprofit. Your contributions are tax-deductible. Contributions can be made through PayPal above or by sending a check to Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center, P.O. Box 263, Hallowell, Maine 04347. For more information or questions contact Stephen D. Thompson, Creative Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Thompson, originally from Limestone, Maine, now lives in Hallowell. In 2009, Stephen founded the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center. His work involves working with local historical societies, the Maine Historical Society, state agencies, the University of Maine System, local government officials and individuals who are currently in the horse business or descendants of horseman, horse breeders, and members of agricultural fairs and societies. Research points to at least 115 Maine communities with trotting parks.