Rural Landscapes: What They Teach Us About the History of a Place?

Jul 10, 2018

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We know a great deal about famous people, great historical architecture and important past events, but we are also surrounded by common, everyday places that represent history. But these ordinary things are in danger of becoming forgotten. Learn about common clues to the past that are all around us, how to read them and what we find in our own backyards.  

 

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Facing the Past: Malaga Island explores the events of the early 1900s when the state government seized an island off the coast where generations of African-Americans had settled. Maine Village Mills takes us back to a water-powered world in the 1800s. White Gold details Maine's famed ice harvesting industry. Archival film showing Bar Harbor circa 1926. Maine's surprisingly long Chinese heritage.