Category Archives: Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Soldier’s Heart Discussions in Pittsfield

Jeff Sychterz, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maine Augusta (Bangor campus), facilitated two energetic Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War discussions in Pittsfield this month. Community members, high schoolers at Maine Central Institute, and Warsaw … 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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Busy Local & Legendary Activity in Rumford

The old saying “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” did not apply to this year weather-wise, nor did it apply to the Rumford Local & Legendary team. The beginning of the month was devoted … Continue reading

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The Civil War Comes to Pittsfield

Pittsfield kicked off their Local & Legendary: Pittsfield in the Civil War program with back to back programs on March 12. A substantial number of community members and Maine Central Institute students turned out for a book discussion at the … Continue reading

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One Book, One Community–a Weekend in Scarborough

The first weekend in March was sunny, with a taste of spring; at the Scarborough Public Library it was also all things Civil War. An author talk, three book discussions, and several fascinating speakers drew community members of all ages … Continue reading

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Local & Legendary: Bethel and Ambrose Bierce

Starting in January, book lovers in Bethel braved the winter weather to meet monthly at the Bethel Library with facilitator Doug Rawlings to discuss Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War Stories, the town’s community read selection as part of the Local & … Continue reading

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Local & Legendary Activities Ramp Up in Scarborough

Sunday afternoon, January 24, was the kick-off for Scarborough’s Civil War-era Sunday film series. Bowdoin College Professor Patrick Rael presented “The Civil War in Film” to an appreciative audience of about 25 at the Scarborough Public Library. Rael showed clips … Continue reading

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