Fall Program Extravaganza

Quick, grab your calendar! (Or open it up on your computer or smartphone.) Our slate of programs for the fall are too good to miss:

Tuesday, October 4, 12pm. Book Talk: Our Game Was Baseball, Presenter: John Hodgkins, Author. Hodgkins, author of the memoir A Soldier’s Son about life in Temple, Maine, during WWII, returns with this charmer about the local baseball team, The Townies.

Thursday, October 13, 7pm. Book Event: Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, Presenter: Jane Brox, Author. Brox, who lives in Brunswick, has received numerous accolades for this book about the history of human-created light. You are sure to be enlightened by her talk!

Marching band, Millinocket, 1940. From the archives of Northeast Historic Film.

Saturday, October 15, 1-4pm. Maine Home Movie Day with Northeast Historic Film. A perennial favorite, this event offers you the opportunity to screen, and learn to care for, your old home movies, or just enjoy the surprises that others bring to share.

Wednesday, October 26, 7pm. Book Event: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, Presenter: Colin Woodard, Author. Maine journalist Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast and The Republic of Pirates, presents his highly anticipated new book about the development of regional identity in the U.S.

Eglon van der Neer (1634–1703), Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior, MFA

Thursday, November 10, 7pm. In partnership with the Colonial Dames in Maine, Tales from an Art Detective: Tracing Nazi-era Provenance at the MFA, Presenter: Victoria Reed, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As Curator for Provenance, Reed spends her days sleuthing an artwork’s ownership history. Some of her most compelling work involves seizures and disappearances of artwork during the Nazi era. If you like mysteries, and love history, this is a program you don’t want to miss.

 

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