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Maine Speaks with Kate McBrien: Malaga Island

August 10 @ 5:30 pm

This 40 minute presentation and discussion explores the true history of the community who lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, in the late 1800s.  The program examines the individuals who were part of this community and the state’s actions to evict them from their homes through the complex history of racism and eugenics in Maine. This program is presented live and on Zoom. Registration required for Zoom only.

 

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Kate McBrien currently serves as Maine State Archivist, overseeing Maine State Government’s archives and records management programs. As curator of the award winning exhibition “Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives”, Kate is also an historian for the Malaga Island community. She previously held positions as Chief Curator and Director of Public Engagement at the Maine Historical Society and as the Curator of Historic Collections for the Maine State Museum.

MAINE SPEAKS supports individuals and organizations bring people in their community together to learn from a gifted speaker who shares their expertise and lived experience in engaging ways.

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Date:
August 10
Time:
5:30 pm
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Organizer

Patten Free Library
Phone:
443-5141

Library Hours

Monday 10 AM 5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM 7 PM
Thursday 10 AM 5 PM
Friday 10 AM 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM 1 PM
Sunday Closed

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