Rick Davis returns to Belfast library to present new genealogical tale 

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BELFAST — Join the Belfast Free Library and the Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society for a presentation by Rick Davis titled “Mum’s the Word: A Wartime Tale of Secrets, Intrigue, Rescue, and Daring, With a Genealogical Connection,” to occur on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.

Last February, Rick Davis told the story of James Monroe Munyon, perhaps the most famous patent medicine salesman in America. For this meeting, Davis will spin a wartime tale involving Curtiss Munyan, a (sub)Marine, Missionaries, Manufacturers, a Message, a Merchant, a Mystery, a Mission, Mines (actually depth charges), and General Douglas MacArthur.

“Although this story includes (formerly) top-secret information, it’s okay to tell others about it,” said Belfast Free Library, in a news release.

The Wawenoc Chapter is a local chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society. It meets monthly on the third Wednesday at the Belfast Free Library. Genealogists of all abilities and skill-levels are encouraged to join. Annual dues for members are $5 and go toward speaker fees and supplies, but membership is not required to attend individual programs.

This event is free and open to the public. It is an in-person event, with a Zoom option available. Please email to request the link. For those interested in the story of James Monroe Munyon, the recording of Davis’s presentation from February 2023 is available on the Belfast Free Library’s YouTube channel.

For more information, contact Sharon Pietryka at spietryka@belfastlibrary.org or 338-3884 ext. 25.

Event Date: 

Wed, 10/18/2023 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Free Library


Belfast Free Library
Belfast, ME 04915
United States