State Museum offers educator preview of new exhibit

The Maine State Museum on May 30 will offer educators a special preview of its new exhibit, “Malaga Island, Maine’s Forgotten Legacy.”

The preview takes place at 4:30 p.m.

This powerful new exhibit uses historical photographs, documents, archaeological artifacts, and perspectives of present-day people to tell the story of the mixed-race community evicted from Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, 100 years ago.  Please join the education staff of the Maine State Museum to learn more about the educational programming that will accompany the exhibit including:

  • an in-depth gallery program;
  • live webcast discussions with exhibit designer, curator, archaeologists, and scholars; and
  • additional teacher materials and training workshops exploring the themes of ethnicity, civil rights, social justice and much more.

All educators are invited to stay for an evening lecture by Kate McBrien, exhibit curator, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Joanna Torow at 207-287-6608 or joanna.torow@maine.gov.

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