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Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal

January 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm


A Talk by John Bird

Focusing on the people and other key factors that shaped the story, Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal by John Bird chronicles Rockland’s beginnings as part of Thomaston, its rapid rise and separation from the parent community, and its cultural and material maturation followed by signs of stagnation and decline, concluding with a description of its cultural and economic reinvigoration.

John Bird grew up in Rockland, Maine. Following graduation from Bowdoin College, he began a 30-year career as a teacher and school head in independent schools in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southwest regions. Returning to midcoast Maine, John spent 17 years as a leadership and planning consultant. He is the author of one other book, also about his hometown.

Snow date: Thursday, January 30, at 2 pm

Cost: $15; $10 museum members, including gallery admission

Farnsworth Auditorium

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