Remarkable Mainers – Now and Then

Hank Lunn will speak at the Old Town House in Union on Sept. 3
Hank Lunn
Hank Lunn will speak at the Old Town House in Union on Sept. 3
Posted Aug. 23, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.

Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 3 at the Old Town House, 128 Town House Road, just off Union Common. Society member Hank Lunn of Camden will give an illustrated presentation about remarkable Mainers, both famous and obscure.

Introducing his talk titled “Remarkable Mainers-Now and Then”, Lunn quotes Maine author John Gould in There Goes Maine, 1990. Gould states, “The entire history of North America began in Maine” and Lunn comments, “I believe it! “ According to Lunn, Mainers have played many very important roles in the creation of America, some without the recognition they deserve. Some have faded into the dim past without a trace, while others were downright notorious in their time. Lunn will shine a bit of light on some lesser-known Mainers from our area, with a few celebrities thrown in.

Hank Lunn worked in the public schools in mid-coast Maine for over 40 years as a history teacher and school counselor. He is very active in various community organizations, including the “Ancient Ones of Maine” Living History organization, and enjoys delivering Living History presentations about the Revolutionary and Civil War common soldier, especially the Arnold March to Quebec in 1775 and the Maine men at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting by hosts Anita Brown and Mary Thompson. All meetings of Union Historical Society are free and open to the public. Union Historical Society owns and maintains the Robbins House on Union Common, the Cobb’s Ledge historic site on Town House Road, and the Old Town House, also located on Town House Road and available to rent for functions. Membership is $5.00 per year. For more information, call 785-5444 and leave a message.

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