What Did You Do Over School Vacation?

Bangor High School teacher Joe Pelletier caught in the act of working hard on MCHP

Hopefully, among other things, got some rest.

But for those MCHP teams that are heavily school-centered, a break in the mad-dash academic calendar actually makes for a great time to get some work done. So for three of their five free days this past week, stalwart and dedicated members of the Bangor MCHP team gathered at the Bangor Museum & History Center to plow through some digitization work.

Local historian Dick Shaw and Cohen Middle School teacher Ron Bilancia at the History Center

Joining them was local historian and Brady Gang expert Dick Shaw. (You may remember that the Brady Gang is one of Bangor’s hot exhibit topics. Read more about it here.) A retired reporter and copy editor for the Bangor Daily News, Dick has written a number of historical works himself and has been tremendously helpful to the team. “If anyone deserves volunteer of the year for this project,” says team member Ron Bilancia, “this man is it.”

Dana Lippitt, Bangor Museum curator, and Debe Averill, Bangor High School librarian (and MCHP team leader)

Actually, all the team members — not just in Bangor, but in every participating community — deserve that honor. If not for the time, effort, and enthusiasm you all give, there would be no Maine Community Heritage Project.

So rest assured your hard work — especially when you could be using the time in a hundred other ways — does not go unnoticed.

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