Category Archives: Grants

Civil War Monologues in Rumford Conclude Local & Legendary Programs

June 3 was a busy end-of-school-year evening in the Western Foothills Regional School District, yet an appreciative audience of parents, peers, faculty, and community members gathered in the auditorium at Mountain Valley Middle School (MVMS) to learn about lesser known … Continue reading

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Stepping Back in Time with the Washburns of Livermore

Visitors to the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center may have felt like time travelers when they stepped out of their cars on the beautiful spring evening of Monday, May 18. Young men attired in 1860s garb directed community members to the … Continue reading

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Drama and Song Mark Bethel’s Local & Legendary Finale

Gould Academy’s Bingham Auditorium was full on Sunday afternoon, May 17, for the Final Celebration of Local and Legendary: Bethel in the Civil War. The celebration began with the singing of songs of the Civil War performed by the Androscoggin … Continue reading

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Scarborough Students Highlight Local & Legendary Finale

Twenty students in teacher Jessica Kelly’s Gifted and Talented class at Scarborough Middle School spent the 2014-2015 school year learning about the Civil War–nationally, and at home in Scarborough–through photographs, artifacts, and volunteers at the Scarborough Historical Society; reading a … Continue reading

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“The Civil War in American Memory”: An Evening with David Blight

by Janet Lyons, Consulting Project Coordinator, Maine Humanities Council If historians were rock stars, Civil War scholar David Blight would top the Billboard charts. After three years of reading innumerable books and articles, as well as learning about Civil War … Continue reading

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“Reflections of the Civil War” in Pittsfield Draws 100

Sunday, May 3, was a beautiful spring day in Pittsfield–a day for yard work and outdoor activities–yet about 100 community members gathered at the First Universalist Church for Reflections of the Civil War: A Performative Celebration of Our Civil War … Continue reading

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Local & Legendary Book Discussions in Livermore

Over the course of four weeks students in the “Our Hands on History” class at Spruce Mountain High School have participated in five book discussions. They began with two community wide book discussions at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center and … Continue reading

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