Maja Trivia, a game celebrating the rich history of the region once known as Majabigwaduce, is drawing to an exciting conclusion. For the last eight months, 5th – 8th grade students from Penobscot Community School, Brooksville Elementary School, and Castine’s Adams School have been playing Maja Trivia practice rounds, developing their knowledge of their town’s local history. During the week of May 20th, the students will put their knowledge to the test in Maja Trivia: Semi-Finals and Maja Trivia: Tournament of Champions. Come and cheer them on!
Each school will compete in a semi-final competition, consisting of two rounds sponsored by the town’s respective historical society. The Adams School semi-final rounds will take place in the Castine Historical Society’s Mitchell Room on Monday, May 20th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.; Penobscot’s competition will be held at the Penobscot Community School on Tuesday, May 21st, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.; the Brooksville semi-final rounds will take place at the Brooksville Elementary School on Wednesday, May 22nd, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Four finalists from each school will compete at the Wilson Museum on May 23rd, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. to determine the Maja Trivia champion! Please join us for all four competitions, support the students, and learn about the intriguing and often times colorful histories of the three towns.
Maja Trivia was developed by the Wilson Museum in collaboration with the Castine, Brooksville, and Penobscot historical societies. Major sponsors of this project are Acadia Trust N.A. and the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. For more information contact the Wilson Museum 326-9247 or www.wilsonmuseum.org.
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