Surveying Salmon Falls: Exploring the Village and Culture Through its Built Environment



Surveying Salmon Falls: Exploring the Village and Culture Through its Built Environment


South Berwick, Maine- Old Berwick Historical Society will present an online lecture on Thursday, September 23, at 7:30pm about the history of Rollinsford, NH. In 2020, architectural historian Peter Michaud began a weekly survey of the buildings and structures in the village of Salmon Falls (now Rollinsford). Using examples from his survey, Michaud will explore how the built environment reflects the history and development of the village in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as larger historic contexts.


Participants can register for the online lecture through the Old Berwick Historical Society’s website. Admission is free to members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. The lecture is open to the public.


Peter Michaud holds a B.A. in history from the University of New Hampshire, and is known throughout the Seacoast for his work in, and passion for, regional history. Recent work experience includes being the National Register & Preservation Tax Incentives Coordinator for the NH Division of Historical Resources, preceded by being the Special Projects Director for the NH Division of Historical Resources. He currently serves on the Strawbery Banke National Council, the Vernacular Architectural Forum (New England Chapter), and is on the Board of the Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society, The Players Ring Theater, and Portsmouth Advocates.


The Counting House Museum is open Saturdays form 1-4pm through the end of October and by appointment. The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2021 lectures are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at