The Kerck Kelsey Research Room Dedication
Friday, August 13th 1:00-3:00
Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, Maine
Albert (Kerck) Van Boskerck Kelsey, 1933–2020
Have you ever wondered about the granite, gothic building on the grounds of the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine? This is your chance to see the inside as we pay tribute to Albert “Kerck” Kelsey and dedicate the Research Room to his memory.
Kerck Kelsey had deep roots in the Norlands. He was the sixth-generation descendant of Israel Washburn, through son Cadwallader. Using the Washburn Memorial Library resources, he researched and wrote three histories of the Washburn Family: Prairie Lightning: The Rise and Fall of William Drew Washburn, Israel Washburn Jr.: Maine’s Little-Known Giant of the Civil War and Remarkable Americans: The Washburn Family. A successful businessman, historian and lecturer, he never tried of extoling the accomplishments of the Washburn family.
On Friday, August 13th a dedication ceremony will be held on the lawn of the library from 1:00-3:00. Library tours will take place an hour before the ceremony. Come and tour the library, listen in to the ceremony, view the research displays and see the renovations made to the Norlands’ archive.