– MHC Public Events, May, 2016 –

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1. “The Zany, Majestic Bard” 

  • May 5th, 2016 | 1:00pm | Pittsfield Community Theater, Pittsfield

“The Zany, Majestic Bard” is a one-hour performance-lecture created and performed by David Greenham. This lively, fun, and educational performance will delight and surprise audiences of all ages. The program includes history, a brief guide on how to read and understand the text, the opportunity to hear some Shakespeare, and plenty of good jokes.

 

2. Maine Archives and Museums Professional Development Series: Storing Collections 

  • May 9, 2016 | 9:00 am | L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley

At this Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires event, learn the proper technique and special methods for housing historical artifacts. Bring photographs or special objects for the conservator to review and recommend the best housing materials, storage environment, and more. More examples will be shown in the museum. Presented by conservator Ron Harvey of Tuckerbrook Conservation.

Registration will be open through Wednesday, May 4, via the Maine Archives and Museums website. To register after this date, contact Sheri Leahan at 207-779-4445.

 

3. “The Zany, Majestic Bard”

  • May 12, 2016 | 10:00 am | Center Theater, Dover-Foxcroft

“The Zany, Majestic Bard” is a one-hour performance-lecture created and performed by David Greenham. This lively, fun, and educational performance will delight and surprise audiences of all ages. The program includes history, a brief guide on how to read and understand the text, the opportunity to hear some Shakespeare, and plenty of good jokes.

 

4. “The Zany, Majestic Bard”

  • May 16, 2016 | 9:30 am | Maranacook Community High School Library, Readfield

“The Zany, Majestic Bard” is a one-hour performance-lecture created and performed by David Greenham. This lively, fun, and educational performance will delight and surprise audiences of all ages. The program includes history, a brief guide on how to read and understand the text, the opportunity to hear some Shakespeare, and plenty of good jokes.

 

5. Maine Archives and Museums Professional Development Series: Accidental Stories Pertaining to Collections and How to Use them to Reach New Audiences

  • May 17, 2016 | 1:00 pm | Cole Land Transportation Museum, Bangor

At this Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires event, Jennifer Pictou will share tips for teasing out the many stories of museum and archival collections. She will share her experience with and reflections on how studying an artifact, understanding its documentation, and assembling the pieces of the object’s story offers an opportunity to strengthen interpretation and historical accuracy, understand diverse points of view and help shape and reflect history. And, how these “accidental stories” can be used to attract new audiences. Stay after the workshop for a guided tour of the exhibits by Dana Lippitt, museum curator. Presented by Jennifer Pictou, Owner of Dawnland Tours, LLC and a certified trainer for the National Association of Interpretation.

Registration will be open through Thursday, May 12, via the Maine Archives and Museums website. To register after this date, contact Sheri Leahan at 207-779-4445.

 

6. Pulitzer Goes to the Movies: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love 

  • May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm | Witherle Memorial Library, Castine

Dr. Michael Grillo, Film Department Chairperson and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maine, Orono, will  discuss the cultural impact of the film, and explore what it says about the cultural climate of the U.S. at the time of its release. This event has been planned in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize and will be a prelude to a series of programs planned for the summer that will focus on the newspaper industry in Maine and beyond. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future, and to inspire new generation to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

 

7. “The Zany, Majestic Bard”

  • May 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm | Patten Free Library, Bath

“The Zany, Majestic Bard” is a one-hour performance-lecture created and performed by David Greenham. This lively, fun, and educational performance will delight and surprise audiences of all ages. The program includes history, a brief guide on how to read and understand the text, the opportunity to hear some Shakespeare, and plenty of good jokes.

 

8. Think & Drink Portland: Citizenship and the Climate

  • May 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm | SPACE Gallery, Portland

Sherri Mitchell of the Land Peace Foundation and Meaghan LaSala of the Southern Maine Workers’ Center will discuss citizenship and the politics of race, class, and indigeneity in relation to climate change.

 

9. DaPonte Downeast

  • May 31, 2016 | 7:00 pm | Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill

“DaPonte Downeast” will consist of a concert, a school presentation, and a library lecture/performance in each area. The goals of “DaPonte Downeast” are building audiences for each local arts center as well as building understanding, passion, and audiences for classical music. A school program will be held at Blue Hill Consolidated School followed by the public concert at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Rich Boulet at 374-5515.

 

10. “The Zany, Majestic Bard”

  • May 31, 2016 | 6:30 pm | Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth

“The Zany, Majestic Bard” is a one-hour performance-lecture created and performed by David Greenham. This lively, fun, and educational performance will delight and surprise audiences of all ages. The program includes history, a brief guide on how to read and understand the text, the opportunity to hear some Shakespeare, and plenty of good jokes.