Category Archives: Maine Community Heritage Project

Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War, 2013-2015

by Janet Lyons, Consulting Project Coordinator, Maine Humanities Council It’s all over except for the paperwork and the reflection. For two years Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War, the National Endowment for the Humanities grant funded program, engaged … 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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Embedding MMN in the Curriculum

The Friendship Museum, in partnership with the Friendship Village School, received a Maine Memory Network grant in the fall of 2012 to build an exhibit about the village’s historic Jameson & Wharf. The exhibit went online in June just as … Continue reading

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MCHP Draws to a Close with Final Celebrations

The Maine Community Heritage Project, begun in 2008, officially came to an end recently with two culminating team events–in Dixfield on Wednesday, May 29, and in Northeast Harbor on Wednesday, June 5. The project has been twice funded under a … Continue reading

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The New Crop of Grantees

The latest–and last–round of Maine Memory Network Community Mobilization Grants has been awarded. The program began in fall of 2011 under a three-year National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and has gone through five cycles. … Continue reading

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