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Black History of Maine with Bob Greene

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  Pre-registration required to receive Zoom Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-of-maine-with-bob-greene-tickets-256856654167 It is frequently said that Maine is the whitest state in America. Yet Black people have a long history in the Pine Tree State. Slaves? Yes. But also builders, farmers, fishermen, ship captains, educators, etc. It’s that hidden history of our state that Bob Greene will reveal. A native of Portland, Bob Greene ...

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Uncovering the Life of Quash, a Black Man in Eighteenth-Century Lincoln County

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Pre-registration required to receive Zoom Link In the spring of 2020, while working on a genealogy project in the history of a local white family in Lincoln County, Maine, independent researcher James Tanzer came across a digital copy of the will of a formerly enslaved Black man named Quash, who lived in Topsham, Maine during the eighteenth century. Eager to ...

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Dressing for Tea with Mrs. Chapman

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Serving Tea in the Chapman-Hall House Dressing for Tea with Mrs. Chapman brings to you a look at the changes in fashion styles for women and men from 1750 to the late 1820s. Interwoven with the clothing details will be historical insights to taking tea. In 1754, Miriam Chapman, with her husband Nathaniel, braved the wilds of unsettled midcoast Maine ...

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Writers’ Curiosity, History, and a Sense of Place: Kate Flora discusses crime writing, her friend Lea Wait, and some tales of Lincoln County

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Kate Flora will discuss the heritage of mystery writing in Maine and her friend and Lincoln County writer Lea Wait. This is a virtual event that will take place over Zoom. Maine native Kate Flora’s fascination with people’s criminal tendencies began in the Maine attorney general’s office. Deadbeat dads, people who hurt their kids, and employers’ discrimination aroused her curiosity ...

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Memorial Day Commemoration

Pownalborough Court House 23 Court House Rd, Dresden, ME

Procession from the flagpole to the Old Court House cemetery to honor and place bouquets on the graves of 9 veterans from Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War.

Community Appreciation Day

Each museum will offer a community appreciation day that offers free tours to Lincoln County Residents

Reenactor Encampment

Pownalborough Court House 23 Court House Rd, Dresden, ME

Colonial reenactors will be demonstrating what life was like in the 1750s New England.