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Apples of Downeast Maine, 1670 to the Present – A History Lecture at Woodlawn

October 25 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


College of the Atlantic professor,Todd Little-Siebold will present the final history lecture in the History Lecture at Woodlawn series on the history of apples in Downeast Maine.

There were once over a thousand named varieties grown in Maine, and, of those, hundreds were grown in Hancock County.  This talk will explore the explosion of apple and other fruit varieties in the nineteenth century and what the apple culture of Downeast looked like then.  We will also examine why virtually no apples are commercially grown in the region now.  What happened to those hundreds of varieties?  Audience members are welcome to bring apples for identification.

The talk will include a presentation and discussion in Woodlawn’s Sleigh Barn. For complete details on each of the topics in the History Lecture Series at Woodlawn, and to reserve your free ticket, visit the program calendar at woodlawnmuseum.org. The series is open to the public and free of charge, however donations are greatly appreciated.

Little-Siebold is professor of history and Latin American studies at the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine.  He has been with the college since 1997. He did his undergraduate work in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A., 1985), holds an M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1990) and a Ph.D. Latin American History, Tulane University (1995). He lives in Ellsworth with his family.


October 25 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park
19 Black House Drive
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
(207) 667-8671


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