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July 2017

Antique Copper Cookware: A Brief History – A History Lecture at Woodlawn

Free
July 19 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel this lecture. Virginia Tuttle, owner of  Four & Twenty Antique Copper in Camden, Maine presents on copper cookware, which has long been the favorite culinary equipment of serious chefs in Europe and the United States. This illustrated presentation will identify when and for whom craftsmen first produced copper pots and pans, and how newly developed technology made this possible. It will further explain the techniques coppersmiths used to create…

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August 2017

Auto Wars on MDI – A History Lecture at Woodlawn

Free
August 23 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States

Raney Bench, Executive Director of the Seal Cove Auto Museum will present on the fascinating story of  Auto Wars on MDI.  Over one hundred years ago, two historic decisions were made that forever changed the nature of Mount Desert Island - the formation of Acadia National Park, and allowing cars on the Island. For 15 years a debate raged about whether to allow cars on MDI, pitting wealthy summer residents against locals. Summer residents wanted to preserve the rustic and…

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September 2017

Shipbuilding and the Working Waterfront – A History Lecture at Woodlawn

Free
September 20 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States

Ellsworth historian, Darlene Springer will talk on life around the Union River from 1763 to 1963.  Sawmills, lumbering, shipbuilding, spring freshets, fires, road building, merchants, schools, national service in time of war and celebrations will be examined.  While dates and facts will be mentioned, her emphasis will be placed on giving attendees the opportunity to imagine everyday live in Ellsworth over the years. Darlene Springer is the author of The Great Fire of Ellsworth 1933 and an avid collector of…

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October 2017

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

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

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…

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August 2018

Lecture Series: John Black’s Negro: A Slave Out of Place – by Todd Little-Siebold

Free
August 8 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Todd Little-Siebold on the lives of two slaves living in Ellsworth, Maine in the early 1800s.

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Lecture and Book Signing: Walter Smalling, Jr. Architectural Photographer

August 16 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lecture and book signing with architectural photographer Walter Smalling, Jr. with complimentary coffee and scones.

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Lecture and Book Signing: Architect Gil Schafer III

August 17 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lecture and book signing by award-winning architect and author Gil Schafer III with complimentary coffee and scones.

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October 2018

Lecture Series: Art of the Maine Coast with Carl Little

Free
October 24 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In his slide talk, author Carl Little will provide a tour of coastal Maine as depicted by a wide range of artists, from Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, the Zorachs and Georgia O’Keeffe to Wendy Turner, Philip Barter, Tom Curry, Yvonne Jacquette, William Irvine and Philip Frey.

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