Category Archives: MHS Events

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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Belfast: A Must-See Stop on the Civil War Trail

The second Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War community team to hold its first official meeting was the Belfast team on August 7. The team consists of staff or volunteers from the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Historical … 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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Maine Memory Workshops

Time for another round of 21st century Skills Workshops around the state! We’ve been running these workshops–which include an in-depth and interactive demo of Maine Memory, a case study of a local history project, and activities to assess your organization’s … Continue reading

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Digitizing History Party

This past Wednesday, December 12, 26 students from Dixfield High School and Rumford’s Holy Savior School–along with adults representing the historical societies of Peru, Dixfield, Byron, Rumford, and Mexico–gathered at the Peru Elementary School for a digitizing extravaganza. Part of … Continue reading

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Grant Recipients Gather for Training

Our latest crop of Community Mobilization grant recipients gathered at MHS last week for an in-depth training designed to get them off and running on their digitization and online exhibit projects. Individuals from the ten grantee organizations spent the better … Continue reading

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Fourth MCHP Cohort Begins

On July 18 and 19, the two newest Maine Community Heritage Project community teams met at MHS for a comprehensive orientation to the year ahead. The slideshow below features images from the kick-off dinner and all-day training that took place … Continue reading

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