maps and a historically significant Revolutionary Battle on the Penobscot Peninsula

Owls Head Village Library begins Garden Gatherings program, June 23 

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OWLS HEAD — The first of four Garden Gatherings presented by the Owls Head Village Library this summer will offer a nod to local history. John Greene, an avid map collector and Owls Head resident will present “Through a Cartographer’s Eye, the 1779 Battle for Fort George (Castine),” Thursday, June 23, 4 p.m., at 457 Ash Point Drive.

Special invitees the Mussel Ridge Historical Association will attend and open the Old Homestead, an historic Owls Head property next door to the event location, for attendees to tour if desired following the program.

A former adoption attorney, Greene has studied and collected antique maps for over 40 years and was a former president of the Washington (D.C.) Map Society, though the Library of Congress. His sizable collection is in the permanent map collection of John Hopkins University.

The battle Greene will discuss was a historically significant Revolutionary Battle on the Penobscot Peninsula (Castine) between a British Armada and flotilla of American vessels. It is considered the worst naval defeat in US history prior to WW II’s Pearl Harbor. Through using one of the early printed maps of the assault published in 1785, Greene will offer insight into mapping.

This event will be held “in a beautiful garden setting,” according to OHVL, in a news release. Light refreshments will be offered following the program.

“If possible, please bring your own chair or blanket,” said OHVL.

Rain date is exactly one week later.

RSVP’s are requested but not required to: owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com.

“The library thanks the American Library Association for a generous grant allowing us an expansion of this program in its second year,” said the release.

Attendance is free; donations encouraged.

The Owls Head Village Library serves patrons from throughout the Midcoast area. Registration is free and no dues are collected. The library is in its second year of a Renaissance, forged by community volunteers. FMI, pick up a summer newsletter at the library, Owls Head General Store or Town office.

Event Date: 

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

Old Homestead

Address: 

457 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
United States