This Week at MHS: Lubec’s Community Website

In the latest This Week at MHS, journey to the far reaches of Downeast Maine with a feature on Lubec, the Canadian border town shaped by the sea, via the community website several partnering organizations built on Maine Memory Network in 2008-09 as part of our Maine Community Heritage Project. Lubec celebrates its bicentennial this year.

Sardine packers, Lubec, ca. 1976

An in-depth narrative history of the community and no fewer than 12 exhibits on specific topics–with titles like “Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor,” and “SS Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec But Met Tragic End”–give readers a detailed look at this eastern Maine outpost.

Partners on the project include the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Memorial Library, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Consolidated School.

MHS Annual Trip--a cruise from Spain to Portugal

Also in the current issue of our weekly e-newsletter: the week’s programs–including the 2nd Jewish History Conference at Colby College on Saturday–and information about the MHS Annual Trip, “Amazing Ocean to River Odyssey.” Interested? Book before April 30 to save some bucks!

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