BAR HARBOR, Maine — Jack Russell, a native of Mount Desert Island, will give a presentation linking the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps to Judy Taylor’s painting, “Trail Workers,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Jesup Memorial Library. He will offer historical perspectives on the painting through his discussion of the Civilian Conservation Corps which came to Mount Desert Island and Acadia from 1933 to 1942. In the painting, the CCC workers build a trail. Where did this trail lead? What legacy did their work here leave? What enduring impact did the work and lives of the three million CCCers who enrolled nationwide have on the American land and landscape? These questions and many more will be answered as Russell brings to life the story of CCC workers across America.
For information, call the library at 207-288-4245 or go to www.jesup.lib.me.us.