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Maranacook Adult Education



Local History

A Readfield Treasure, the Union Meeting House

Free

with Marius Peladeau

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

A Readfield Treasure, the Union Meeting House

Why has this beautiful building in the middle of Readfield been designated “a national landmark”? The president of the Board will give a history of the building, its famous murals, and its nearly 200 year history.

Please call to register, or sign up online.

Instructor: Marius B. Peladeau

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Time: 7-8 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: No charge, but donations welcome at door for restoration of the Meeting House

 Please register by calling the Adult Ed office, or register online.

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Readfield & the Civil War NEW!

$1250

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar May 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

THE CIVIL WAR: Its impact on Readfield and some stories about our Civil War Veterans

Between 1861 and 1865, the small town of Readfield bid farewell to 160 men as they bravely left Readfield to serve in the Civil War. Twenty-seven of them were killed or wounded. In this presentation you will hear some of their stories and also about some of the War’s impact on Readfield. What better time to honor them in this way then during Memorial Day week?

Instructor: Dale Potter-Clark

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Maranacook Community High School

Registration: $12.50 or all 4 presentations for $40

Our presenter and local historian, Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member and consultant for the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for over 10 generations.

All proceeds will be applied to Readfield’s “Museum in the Streets ®”historical site markers’ fund.

Feedback from students:

“Very interesting local history. Dale does a great job!”

“Dale’s class about summer resorts and kids’ camps was very interesting. I learned so much and was held spellbound.”

“Dale’s presentations are well organized, thorough and her dynamic style holds my attention.”

 

Readfield History - All 4 Presentations

$40

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar Feb 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Our presenter and local historian, Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member and consultant for the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for over 10 generations.

All proceeds will be applied to Readfield’s “Museum in the Streets ®” historical site markers’ fund.

Kents Hill: Farmland to Village: Thursday, February 15, 2018 (Snow date: Thursday, March 1)

Local Artists: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (Snow date: Thursday, March 22, 2018)

Patriots of the Revolutionary War: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Civil War & Its Impact on Readfield  Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time (all sessions): 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Maranacook Community High School

Registration: $12.50 or all 4 presentations for $40

Student Feedback:

“Very interesting local history. Dale does a great job!”

“Dale’s class about summer resorts and kids’ camps was very interesting. I learned so much and was held spellbound.”

“Dale’s presentations are well organized, thorough and her dynamic style holds my attention.”

 

Readfield History - Kents Hill: Farmland to Village

$1250

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar Feb 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

When and how did Kents Hill village change from remote back-country farmland to a cultural and educational center?

Before 1775 there were very few people living on Kents Hill – the Packards and Kents were two of the first to stake their claims and buildings began to appear. The Packard men were housewrights, so they built many of them. After the Revolutionary War others came – the most influential, who had a long lasting effect, was Luther Sampson. From 1790 until 1824 a meeting house and parsonage, grammar school, store, cemetery and Methodist Seminary were established and the hilltop called Kents Hill evolved from a handful of family farms to a thriving cultural and educational center.

Instructor: Dale Potter-Clark

Thursday, February 15, 2018 (Snow date: Thursday, March 1)

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $12.50 or all 4 presentations for $40

Our presenter and local historian, Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member and consultant for the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for over 10 generations. All of her presentations will be held at Maranacook Community High School, and proceeds will be applied to Readfield’s “Museum in the Streets ®”, historical site markers’ fund.

Student Feedback:

 “Very interesting local history. Dale does a great job!”

“Dale’s class was very interesting. I learned so much and was held spellbound.”

“Dale’s presentations are well organized, thorough and her dynamic style holds my attention.”

 

Readfield History: Local Artists NEW!

$1250

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar Mar 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Local artists lost with time: Who were they and what were their claims to fame?

This immediate area has produced many artists, with various talents, including the famed artist Wallace Nutting of Manchester; Robert Vance of Readfield who was one of the earliest daguerreotypists in the U.S.; the sculpture Ellsworth Crosby of Wayne; and famed violin maker Franklin Richardson of Mt Vernon. You will learn about them and others in this presentation.

Instructor: Dale Potter-Clark

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (Snow date Thursday, March 22nd)

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Maranacook Community High School

Registration: $12.50 or all 4 presentations for $40

Our presenter and local historian, Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member and consultant for the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for over 10 generations.

All proceeds will be applied to Readfield’s “Museum in the Streets ®” historical site markers’ fund.

Feedback from students: “Very interesting local history. Dale does a great job!”

“Dale’s class about summer resorts and kids’ camps was very interesting. I learned so much and was held spellbound.”

“Dale’s presentations are well organized, thorough and her dynamic style holds my attention.”

 

Readfield Patriots of the Revolutionary War NEW!

$1250

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

READFIELD PATRIOTS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR: “JONNY HAS GONE FOR A SOLDIER”

Soon after the first shot was fired at Lexington, exactly 243 years ago, nineteen men from Winthrop, ages 14 to 46, picked up arms and marched off to fight for independence. Some had also fought in the French & Indian War. Several of them were living in the part of Winthrop that later became Readfield (1791) and North Manchester (1850). Over the years more than ninety Patriots lived in Readfield and many are buried here. In this presentation you will hear some of their stories.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Maranacook Community High School

Registration: $12.50 or all 4 presentations for $40

Our presenter and local historian, Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member and consultant for the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for over 10 generations.

All proceeds will be applied to Readfield’s “Museum in the Streets ®”historical site markers’ fund.

Feedback from students:

“Very interesting local history. Dale does a great job!”

“Dale’s class about summer resorts and kids’ camps was very interesting. I learned so much and was held spellbound.”

“Dale’s presentations are well organized, thorough and her dynamic style holds my attention.”

 

Understanding Sacrifice: Researching Local Soldiers Killed in WW2

Free

with Shane Gower Maddie Taylor

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Over the past year, student Madison Taylor and teacher Shane Gower researched the story of Carl Alexander of Pittsfield, ME who died in France during the Second World War. With support from philanthropist Albert H. Small and National History Day, they along with other students and teachers from across the country, traveled to France as part of the Normandy Institute last June and visited his grave. As a result of this work, Alexander's story was posted on the award winning Silent Heroes website. Students from Maranacook have posted the stories of 4 Silent Heroes from Maine on this website so far with plans to post more. This presentation will share our experiences through the research process, the trip to France, and the creation of the Web page.

Presenters: Shane Gower, Maddie Taylor

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (snow date: Thursday, Feb. 8)

Time: 6:30-8 pm

Location: MCHS

No charge for presentation, but donations welcome at the door for students from Maranacook competing in National History Day. Please register online, or call adult ed office to register.

 

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