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Machias 250th Birthday continues series of historic lectures

Posted March 22, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.

MACHIAS, Maine — The Machias 250th Birthday Historical Lecture Series continues on 6 p.m.Thursday, April 4, with repeat visit from Passamaquoddy Tribal Historian, Donald Soctomah. His first lecture in January was extremely well attended and he was asked back for an encore presentation. Soctomah will speak on the role of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in local Revolutionary War events, as well as on the history of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The lectures take place at the Kay Parker Building on Lake Hadley Road. The lectures are free and refreshments will be served, courtesy of Hannaford Supermarket.

Upcoming dates in the series are:

Thursday, April 18th – University of Maine at Machias Associate Professor of Art Bernard G. Vinzani will speak on the history of Machias as seen through local historic paintings.

Thursday May 2nd – Deirdre Whitehead, Regional Steward for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust will speak to us on the cultural history and scenic beauty of Treat Island. Plans for a future trip to explore the island will be discussed.

Additional lectures and details will be publicized when finalized.

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