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Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Final ‘Local and Legendary’ event scheduled for June 3 at MVMS

Published May 20, 2015 in the Lewiston Sun Journal. By Matthew Daigle, Staff Writer “MEXICO — Mountain Valley Middle School students will perform Civil War monologues from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Mountain Valley Middle School. Peru resident and Local and Legendary team member Nick Waugh said that the students will perform… Read more

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Students better understand impact of Civil War through study of Washburn family

Published May 20, 2015 in the Lewiston Sun Journal. By Pam Harnden, Staff Writer “LIVERMORE — Ten students in a history class titled “Our Hands on History” have spent the past year taking a close look at the Civil War and the impact it had on people from all walks of life by studying the Washburn… Read more

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Civil War project concludes with performance

Published May 26, 2015 in the Scarborough Leader. By Michael Kelley, Staff Writer “History came alive last week on the stage at Wentworth School as middle school students reenacted the role Scarborough residents had in the Civil War as part of a year-long look into the important period in U.S. history. The performance, which was written and… Read more

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150 Year Anniversary Civil War Reenactment Hits Pittsfield

WFVX Bangor covered the recent Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War event put on by the Pittsfield community team. Local & Legendary is a project between MHC and Maine Historical Society, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Posted May 3, 2015 | Written by  Ashley Paul “Pittsfield- 150 year-old characters and modern day people… Read more

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Rumford Historical Society presents exhibit on local Civil War soldiers

Two members of the Rumford Historical Society on Wednesday presented their research on residents, including a nurse and a musician, who served in the Civil War. Society member Jane Peterson said she and member Nghia Ha spent weeks visiting libraries and historical societies throughout the state to get information. Their findings were uploaded to the… Read more

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Book explores how Civil War changed ways people thought about death

The Norlands Living History Museum and Spruce Mountain High school hosted a discussion of the book This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. This event was part of the MHC’s Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War grant with Maine Historical Society. This event was covered in the Sun Journal by staff writer Pam Harnden on April… Read more

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Maine Author’s Civil War Book highlighted in Scarborough program

Maine author Jean Flahive’s Civil War book “Billy Boy: The Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine,” will be featured in the One Book, One Community discussion as part of Scarborough’s Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War project. She was interviewed by Kate Irish Collins in Read the article here. Read more

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Spruce Mountain High School and Washburn-Norlands Partner for Civil War program

A Sun Journal article on October 8. 2014 covered the partnership between Spruce Mountain High School in Jay and the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore in the  Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War grant. Read article here. Read more

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Community unites for Civil War grant

This article by Michael Kelley on the Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough Historical Society and Scarborough Middle School in the Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War project appeared in the Scarborough Leader on October 3, 2014. Read the article here. Read more

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