on view October 3 - 30

October exhibit, slideshow talk features “A Visual History of the Megunticook River”

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    CAMDEN — Every October, the Camden Public Library celebrates “Discover History Month.” The library is home to the Walsh History Center, where material of historical significance to the residents of Camden and Rockport is preserved. This year, Ken Gross, the History Center’s director, has curated a collection of photographs, prints, maps, and other resources to tell a visual history of the Megunticook River. The exhibit will be on view in the library’s Picker Room from October 3 through 30.
    To complement the exhibit, Gross will present a slideshow on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The talk will cover a brief introduction to the glacial history of this region that allowed the Megunticook River's energy to be harvested as power for the early settlers and entrepreneurs of the region.

    Gross will introduce each of the historic mills, relying on the 1856 and 1875 detailed maps of Camden as well as the extraordinarily detailed Sanborn Insurance Maps from 1888-1923.

    The program will take place in person in the Picker Room at the library as well as Zoom. To attend virtually, please visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org for a link to register, or click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9N_muXfmRYm-nfJ8sMRp_Q
    Camden Public Library’s Discover History Month series is generously sponsored by The Smiling Cow, currently celebrating their 83rd year of business in Camden. More information about other programs during Discover History Month can be found at librarycamden.org.

    Event Date: 

    Tue, 10/17/2023 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Camden Public Library and Zoom


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    Camden, ME 04843
    United States