Winter Lecture Series
2017 Winter Lecture Series lectures begin at 1:00
in the Wiscasset Communications Building behind the County Court House on Route 1
Coffee and pastries will be served. $5.00 donation appreciated.
Sunday February 5th – Marjie Thompson
Woven at Home -Textiles in the District of Maine and the rest
of New England pre-1840
Sunday February 19th – Sumner McKane (rescheduled from the 12th)
In the Blood – Logging in Maine
In the Blood: An Illustration of the Life, History, and Character of the Turn-of-the-Century Maine Lumbermen & River Drivers, and The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson (an illustration of life, work, community and culture in northern Maine at the turn-of-the-century). Sumner is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and filmmaker based in mid-coast Maine. He combines film, photography, sound design, oral histories, and live music to present live docu-exhibits based on his educational experience as a historian and photographer, and from his career as a professional performing musician. Sumner studied photography at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and at the University of Montana. He studied history at the University of Montana and at the University of Southern Maine, and graduated from USM with high honors in history, and as a member of Phi Alpha Theta - the National Historians Honor Society.
Sunday February 26th – Orman Hines
Virginia, Maine’s First Ship & The Popham Colony
Orman grew up in Brunswick and summered at Sebasco. He graduated from Brunswick High School and attended UMO. He was a chef and purchasing manager for the dining service at Bowdoin College for 25 years and retired in 2001. He is currently President of Maine’s First Ship and Treasurer of Maine Archaeological Society. For several years he worked on the Popham Dig and other sites as an avocational archaeologist.
Sunday March 5th -Deane Van Dusen
New England Country Arts; a Collector’s Journey
Deane Van Dusen has been collecting New England folk art since the 1970’s. While in high school and college he was employed at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts giving guided tours and assisting in the first cataloging of the Museum’s Picture Gallery. He has restored two 18th century residential structures, one of which houses and displays his collection of traditional folk art. Deane has specialized in researching and collecting New England paint decorated furniture circa 1800-1850 with emphasis on Maine examples. He is also an avid collector of New England textiles, redware, decoys, family records, folk carvings and portraits. He is a practicing Landscape Architect and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he holds both undergraduate and masters’ degrees.
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