Maine Historical Society



Maine Historical Society's annual celebration Maine History Maker Award honoring the Cianchette Family

Tuesday, October 24 from 5-7:30PM
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Each year Maine Historical Society recognizes traditions of innovation, leadership, and commitment to community that have defined Maine throughout its history. This year, Maine Historical Society has selected the Cianchette family as its 2017 Maine History Maker. The award honors the direct descendants of Ralph and Edna Cianchette—their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 100 years of Cianchette family history reflects essential aspects of the Maine experience—Ralph's immigration to Maine, his sons' service during World War II, and the brothers' hustle and acumen in building Cianbro, Main Line Fence and other businesses. Now, in this century, we see the many ways in which their children and grandchildren continue to lead in diverse endeavors. Cianchette leadership—past, present, and future—is what we honor.

The program features:

Join us Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5:00pm: Reception: Wine, Beer, and Light Fare
6:00pm: Maine History Award Ceremony

Location: Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine 88 Bedford Street, Portland (free parking in USM garage)

See past Maine History Makers

Become a Patron of this event or purchase your ticket here.
Or call Kate Raymond at 207 774-1822 ext. 216.


Premiere Sponsor

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Libra Foundation logo


Gorham Savings Bank
Key Bank
MAC Air Group
Martin's Point Health Care
Shaw Brothers Construction
St. Croix Tissue and Woodland Pulp and Paper


Albin, Randall & Bennett
Baker Newman Noyes
Bangor Savings Bank
CBRE The Boulos Company
Clark Insurance
Hews Company
J.B. Brown & Sons
Lebel & Harriman, LLP
Maine Community Foundation
Malone Commercial Brokers
The Singer, Roberge, and Hawkins Group at Merrill Lynch
Pierce Atwood
R. M. Davis
Scott Dugas Trucking & Excavating
Summit Natural Gas
Systems Engineering
University of ME Law


Contact Nan Cumming at 207 774-1822 ext. 231 or email her about sponsorship opportunities!