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  • 30 Dec 2019 12:08 PM | Anonymous member

    The Castine Historical Society, which serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past as one of the earliest settled towns in Maine, has announced that it will host its House and Garden Tour on July 23, 2020.  The event will incorporate Maine’s Bicentennial theme into the House and Garden Tour throughout the village. Nine homes, 5 gardens, and Castine’s Dyce’s Head Lighthouse and John Perkins House will be open to visit. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit castinehousetour.org or call 207-326-4118. 

     


  • 10 Dec 2019 3:35 PM | Anonymous member

    Opens April 9, 2020 at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum located on the Bowdoin College campus.

    This exhibit explores the traditional skin-on-frame watercraft used by Inuit across the Arctic for hunting, fishing, traveling, and recreation. From Alaska to Greenland and Labrador, Inuit customized these versatile vessels to suit the various water and ice conditions they expected to encounter.


  • 10 Dec 2019 3:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Event date: June 3, 2020

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center/Beam Classroom

    Rhea Banker, an award-winning photographer, will discuss her project of photographing Greenland dog sleds on summer landscapes.

    Free and open to the public.

    Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center.


  • 10 Dec 2019 2:02 PM | Anonymous member

    Event date: April 9, 2020

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Lecture: Hunting Kayaks of the North

    Location: Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center/Kresge Auditorium

    This lecture by kayak scholar and author Harvey Golden coincides with the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s Kajak! exhibit opening. Harvey’s studies have taken him to over 60 museums and he has built over 80 replicas of kayaks, which are exhibited at his Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum in Portland, Oregon (traditionalkayaks.com). He is presently working on a book on Canadian Inuit kayaks, following his two previous books, Kayaks of Greenland and Kayaks of Alaska.

    Free and open to the public.

    Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center.


  • 10 Dec 2019 1:55 PM | Anonymous member

    A Whale of a Time! Wonderful Arctic Whales from Narwhals to Belugas

    Event date: February 22, 2020

    Time:10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, first floor

    Bio and/or description: It’s Family Day at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum! Come learn about the amazing whales of the Arctic through art projects and hands-on activities. Touch a real narwhal tusk and feel the rough ends of whale baleen!

    FREE and open to the public.


  • 10 Dec 2019 1:51 PM | Anonymous member

    TIME: 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    LOCATION: Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    ORGANIZATION: The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

    Lecturer Joel Clement is a senior fellow at the Harvard Belfer Center’s Arctic Initiative, a senior fellow with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and a former Federal executive and whistleblower.

    FREE and open to the public.

    Sponsored by The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center.

    Part of the Environmental and Social Justice Lecture Series, made possible by a gift from Rebecca J. Rowe ’97.


  • 10 Dec 2019 1:25 PM | Anonymous member

    DATE: January 29, 2020

    TIME: 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

    LOCATION: Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

    ORGANIZATION: The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

    Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, 1961. Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dogteam, just as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives in camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change.

    Part of the Environmental and Social Justice Lecture Series, made possible by a gift from Rebecca J. Rowe ’97.

  • 12 Nov 2019 12:35 PM | Anonymous member

    1944, the U.S. Army Air Base in Houlton, Maine in Aroostook, County, became the site of a Prisoner of War (POW) internment camp for German soldiers captured in North Africa and France. The POW’s could not be forced to work, but they could volunteer. Those who wanted to work helped the local farmers harvest peas and pick potatoes and cut wood in the forest after harvest time during the winter.  In September of 1945, Aroostook County farmers decided to take advantage of this opportunity.  My dad requested some prisoners to help with our potato harvest. When harvest time rolled around, eight young Germans would arrive by truck each morning about 7 o’clock to help us harvest our crop…with ONE guard.  As a 13-year old boy, the arrival of German soldiers, was fearsome.   My young mind was not too sure it was a good idea to have the “enemy” right here on our farm.

    The Kennebec Historical Society’s November speaker, Henry (Hank) D. Lunn has been a resident of Camden, Maine since 1958 and a student of Maine history since his birth on a potato farm in Aroostook County.  He graduated from the University of Maine with a major in history and government and has a M.Ed. in Counseling and School Administration.  Mr. Lunn retired from public education with over 40 years of experience as a teacher, counselor and educational consultant in the schools of Maine.  For the past several years, he has been delivering his “Living History” presentations to schools, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations.

    The Kennebec Historical Society November presentation is co-sponsored by the Maine State Library and is free to the public (donations gladly accepted).  The presentation will be followed by some light refreshments and take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Library, located at 230 State Street in Augusta.


  • 06 Oct 2019 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SAVE THE DATE - November 13, 2019

    Gold Salon at Marble House.jpg

    Please join Colby College in welcoming Patricia Miller, Chief Conservator at the Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI for the annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture, "Preserving the Guilded Age: The Care and Conservation of Newport's Architectural Heritage"  

    Patricia Miller will present a behind-the-scenes look at ongoing efforts to preserve the Society's 11 historic properties and landscapes – including Hunter House and The Breakers - as well as care for the vast decorative arts collection inside and out.  

    Lecture: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. in Given Auditorium (Bixler Arts Building, Colby College).

    The Clara M. Southworth Lecture is cosponsored by The Clara M. Southworth Lecture Fund and the Colby College Department of Art

    The lecture is free and open to the public.


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