On Thursday, March 29th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to host Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown, as they present “3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian, and New England Writers.” Lawson, editor and publisher of Resolute Bear Press in Robbinston, has compiled poems, essays, and short stories from regional authors that “explore the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged (Downeast) region the people hold in common.” Valerie and Michael will read selected passages, and present the details of creating this unique project. The presentation will take place in the Grand Lake Stream School Building, and will begin at 6 pm. For more information, please contact Downeast Lakes Land Trust at (207) 796 – 2100, or email email@example.com.
“Saving Snow” focuses on people coming to terms with these changes. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action.
Birkie Executive Director Ben Popp, who features prominently in the film, says “‘Saving Snow’ brings to life the realities we face if we don’t start to take climate change seriously at the policy level. I love snow, I love what it enables, I hope it is here like it should be for my grandkids!”
With the Olympics happening this winter, athletes are also speaking up about what they see happening to their sport. Jessie Diggins, USA Olympic Ski Team says in an interview with the New York Times:
“You can look at different solutions for the economy, but you only get one earth to live on, and you have to breathe the air that is on this earth. We have to do it in a way that doesn’t hurt families economically, which is why I’m supporting the carbon fee and dividend solution, because it puts a fee on carbon and returns the revenue to households.”
Following the film will be a panel discussion or action steps that people can take to express their commitment to taking action on climate solutions.
Maine State Museum, 230 State Street, Augusta, ME. 04330
Join the Maine State Archives, The Maine State Library, and the Maine State Museum for a Collaborative Encounters event. Each evening will begin with an opportunity to visit and view the new exhibit Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I. All lectures are free of charge.
MARCH 1, 2018— 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. The Pine Tree State in France: Maine’s 103rd Infantry Regiment in the Great War Captain Jonathan D. Bratten, Command Historian, Maine Army National Guard
MARCH 15, 2018 — 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. WWI Open House; View Exhibits & Special Collections at the Maine State Museum Archives, & Library
MARCH 29, 2018 — 6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. The WWI Dye Shortage: Color, Clothes, Chemistry Jacqueline Field, Author
APRIL 12, 2018 — 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Maine and World War I (including a Book Signing with the authors) Jason Libby & Earle Shettleworth, Authors
For Questions about Collaborative Encounters Programming, please contact 207.287.2301
"The Maine Homefront in WWI" with Earle Shettleworth
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 7:00 PM
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Join Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. to learn more about Maine's role in WWI on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. This illustrated lecture documents the lives of Maine's men and women in World War I, especially here at home. Thirty-five thousand men and women across the state joined the military in 1917 and 1918 to fight in a "war to end all wars" that promised to "make the world safe for democracy." Maine civilians supported the war by purchasing $118.4 million in government bonds and $8.4 million in war savings stamps. Private sector relief programs operated by the American Red Cross, YMCA, YWCA and the Salvation Army also received generous contributions from the public. By the end of the war, every man, woman and child in the state had donated an average of $147 to the war effort. Newly unearthed historic photographs, many of them real photo postcards of the period, tell the story of recruitment, troop departures, parades, bond drives, shipbuilding, war-related industries and knitting socks for the soldiers. This chapter in Maine's past comes alive in these century-old pictures.
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