Local & Legendary: Books Chosen, Kick-offs Scheduled

Creating a Maine Memory exhibit about their community’s Civil War-era history is only part of what our five Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War teams are up to this 2013-2014 year.

Paulsen_-_Soldier's_Heart_CoverartRepSufferingThe other major component of Local & Legendary, overseen by MHS’s partner on the project, the Maine Humanities Council, is a “community read.” It’s a chance for community members to join together for the reading, discussion, and extension activities of one or more books.

By now, all the teams have chosen the books that they will promote to the larger community beginning with their project kick-offs this month and next, and throughout the year.

For more information on the teams and their activities, contact the team leaders:

  • Belfast: Betsy Paradis, Belfast Free Library, bparadis@belfastlibrary.org.
  • Gorham and Windham: Amy Valentine, Gorham Arts Alliance, gorhamartsalliance@yahoo.com. The team also has a Facebook page.
  • Portland/Westbrook: Jessica Siraco, Friends of Evergreen, j_siraco@hotmail.com.
  • Presque Isle: Kim Smith, PI Historical Society, pihistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.

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