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February 2019

L.L.Bean Lecture Series: Fishing Glacier National Park

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L. Bean Camping Dept Atrium, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Through video, photographs and his own words, Matthew Dickerson will share some of his experiences spending four consecutive weeks in Glacier National Park (Montana) as the June 2017 Artist-in-Residence. Dickerson spent time with rangers, National Park Service fisheries biologists, USGS fisheries and aquatic invertebrate biologists, studying river and stream ecology, with a focus on the protection and restoration of the park's iconic native westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout. Along with more general observations about the park, he will share…

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Author Talk: Deb Gould

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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In the 1990s, Gould bought an old Greek revival farmhouse on the Eastern River in Pittston, ME. The research for that house brought her to Joel Thompson, who bought the land in 1811. Gould explored some of the neighboring farms as well, and soon had five families -- Thompson, Blodgett, Crocker, Call, and Stilphen -- who established an agricultural community there, one that stayed strong through four generations. Those five farmhouses (all but two gone now to cellar holes and…

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Be My Valentine (lecture)

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freeport Historical Society / Harrington House, 45 Main St
Freeport, 04032 United States
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Beth Baird has travelled throughout the U.S. and Britain searching for all kinds of Valentine's. She is considered an authority on Ephemera (old pieces of paper meant for a short life, but instead have been saved). She will be sharing her extensive collection of Valentines and will also be speaking about the history and industrialization of Valentines from mid-1800 to 1950. Beth graduated from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Masters in print making. She has taught at several…

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L.L.Bean Lecture Series: Adventures in Southern Africa

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L. Bean Camping Dept Atrium, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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In May 2016, Nancy Dorrans and seven friends took an 18-day adventure to Southern Africa. Their journey started in Capetown, South Africa, with a hike up Table Mountain, then onto the wilds of Kruger National Park in search of the "big five" game animals, followed by a trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for a thrilling rafting adventure down the mighty Zambezi, ending with a visit to a rhinoceros and lion cub preserve, and a stop in Johannesburg to reunite…

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March 2019

L.L.Bean Lecture Series: Canada From Coast to Coast to Coast

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L. Bean Camping Dept Atrium, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Join photographer/adventurer and conservationist Mike Beedell for a multimedia presentation sharing some of his most treasured places along Canada's vast and wild coastlines. This visual extravaganza will take you on an amazing journey to the faroff corners of the country's Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts, featuring magnificent landscapes, unique wildlife and remote communities. Mike is an award-winning photographer who has been exhibited throughout the world. Over the last 40 years he has paddled, skied, hiked, sailed and dog-sledded over 45,000…

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L.L.Bean Lecture Series: Rediscovering Mt. Washington

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L. Bean Camping Dept Atrium, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Over the course of one calendar year, journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England's tallest mountain. From dressing as Walt Whitman and reading poetry while hiking up the mountain to spending a week in winter cooking for the scientists at the observatory, Mount Washington became Szczesny's muse. In The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington's Hidden Culture, Szczesny turns a veteran journalist's eye toward exploring Mount Washington's place in the collective consciousness of the country and how…

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L.L.Bean Lecture Series: 100-Mile Wilderness

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L. Bean Camping Dept Atrium, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Last winter, Brian Threlkeld, full-time Team Storyteller for the Outdoor Sport Institute, along with two of his friends, skied and snowshoed through Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness. Carrying heavy packs and pulling sleds, the team faced challenges from mile one. Gear malfunctions, poor conditions and a narrow miss involving a freight train were only some of the adventures they contended with over the nine days it took them to travel from Monson to Abol Bridge at the southern boundary of Baxter State…

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April 2019

L.L.Bean Lecture Series: The World is our Classroom

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L. Bean Camping Dept Atrium, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Author Cindy Ross will give a talk on her experiences trekking North America's wilderness by bicycle and on foot. Her books include A Woman’s Journey on the Appalachian Trail and The World is our Classroom. Her latest book, Scraping Heaven -- A Family’s Journey Along the Continental Divide (McGraw-Hill) chronicles a five-summer, 3100-mile family trek over the rooftop of North America. The L.L. Bean Lecture series continues Friday evenings through April 26.

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L.L.Bean Lecture Series: History of Maine’s Moosehead Lake Region

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L. Bean Camping Dept Atrium, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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The L.L.Bean lecture series wraps up with a talk by University of Southern Maine professors Libby Bischof and Nate Hamilton on the history of Maine's Moosehead Lake Region. Bischof is a Professor of History at USM and the Executive Director of the Osher Map Library. A nineteenth-century American cultural historian, Professor Bischof specializes in the history of photography, particularly in Maine, and is the co-author of Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015. Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Archaeology at USM, where…

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