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Merrymeeting Lecture Series at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Check out these talks offered in collaboration with Merrymeeting Adult Education!

Merrymeeting Lecture Series: The Quill & The Bayonet
with Lori-Suzanne Dell

Thursday, July 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road. $10. Advance registration required through Merrymeeting Adult Education. Click here for more information and to register.

Hour One: This lecture will discuss how Harriet Beecher Stowe came to be in Brunswick, Maine and her life on Federal Street while writing her history-altering novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The lecture will also cover her visits to Orr’s Island which led to her writing “The Pearl of Orr’s Island.” Hour Two: This lecture will cover Joshua Chamberlain’s decision to leave his professorship at Bowdoin College and seek an appointment to serve in the American Civil War and his time spent in boot camp at Camp Mason in South Portland, Maine, in the summer of 1862.

Merrymeeting Lecture Series: Stories From Maine
with Lori-Suzanne Dell

Thursday, July 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road. $10. Advance registration required through Merrymeeting Adult Education. Click here for more information and to register.

Hour One: We will cover two Harpswell residents, Dr. John R. Andrews and Nurse Florence Alice Bibber, who both became heroes in the historic Texas City Disaster of 1947. Hour Two: This lecture will cover the famed Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s life while living at her summer home on Ragged Island off the coast of Harpswell.