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130 years of preservation and study of
Kennebec County history (1891-2021)

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August Facebook Presentation:

"250 Years of Maine Quilts"  

For over 200 years, Maine women kept farms, businesses, and families together when men were at sea, at war, or in the woods. The quilts they made are striking and often beautiful works of art. But they can also reveal information about how these women lived, the social networks that supported them, and the ways Maine changed through the years.  Most Maine quilters were middle-class women, who are usually absent from historical records. The information we can glean from their quilts enriches the story of Maine’s past.

KHS speaker, Laurie LaBar is the Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts at the Maine State Museum. A former archaeologist, Laurie received her master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and returned to Maine to become a curator. She is also an award-winning author. Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community, co-published by the Maine State Museum and Down East Books, is her third book.

To view this presentation, head to the KHS Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. on August 18, and the video will air live. It will also be available to watch later, if you prefer.  Please submit any questions in the comments section during the live video presentation. Here is the link to the KHS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KHS1891. If you have any questions about the program, please call Scott Wood, executive director, at 622-7718.

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LIVE PROGRAMS TO RETURN IN SEPTEMBER!!!

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW...
STAY TUNED!

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What's new at KHS:

  • Genealogy News: Our database now contains more than 50,000 searchable names and over 88,000 listings. You can search these names at: genealogy

  • Check out the positions available for volunteers
  • Summer Internships available!


    Page updated August 2, 2021 (srw)
 


Discovering, preserving, and disseminating
Kennebec County history




KHS is located in Maine's Capital City ... in historic Kennebec Valley

107 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME


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Phone: (207) 622-7718
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Augusta, Maine 04332-5582

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