Filmmakers, authors, historian highlighting speaker series

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This coverage of a Maine Humanities Council grant project was published May 21, 2015 on

“ALFRED – The Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum (FASM) and the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society are sponsoring a series of speakers on four Sunday afternoons during the coming tourist season.

The guest speakers include two authors, a filmmaker and teacher, and a Native American historian and craftsman. The events will be free, although donations will be graciously accepted.

The series has been titled the “Sid Emery Memorial Forum,” after the late Sidney Emery, a member of both organizations, who died this year at the age of 101. Sid Emery lived in Springvale for more than 60 years and had many connections with Alfred.

The series has been organized with funding from the Maine Humanities Council and the Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation, with additional support from the Alfred Historical Society and an anonymous donor.”

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