Monday, May 19, 2008

15th Annual Norlands Humanities Conference

June 5 – 7, 2008
Thursday 12:30 p.m. through Saturday 1:00.
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Livermore, Maine

“Mainers and Their Neighbors Who Went Into the World”

Join history lovers, researchers, authors, independent scholars and the general public for presentations, lively dialogue and entertainment featuring the stories of Northern New England and Maritime people who ventured beyond the region’s boundaries. Some, like the Washburn family, found fame and fortune. Many did interesting things.

This year’s conference includes a program by Monica Grabin, who will present a singing history. “Everyone will be singing by the end of the program and we’ll raise the roof,” promises organizer and founder of the conference, Billie Gammon of Livermore. Amidst a long list of presentations of intriguing papers, there is time for entertainment. Kevin McShane will show the Last of the Saddle Tramps, a docudrama about the woman from Minot who made history recently by riding her horse to California. It’s a great adventure story of a gutsy Maine woman; adults and children are welcome to this evening program. The full conference program will be posted on our website soon,

The conference will be held in the Washburn Memorial Library on the grounds of the historic Washburn Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Evening programs and meals will be at the North Livermore Baptist Church. This is a relaxed and informal event with plenty of opportunity for interaction with presenters and members of the audience.

The conference is sponsored by the Washburn Norlands Foundation in association with the University of Maine at Farmington and St. Michael’s College, Vermont and through the generous support of the Maine Humanities Council.

Come and bring your friends for one day or all three. Registration is $15.00. Meals are $12 each for dinner and $9 each for lunch. Please contact Billie Gammon at 897-2236 or to register or more information. Or you may print and mail the registration form as soon as possible. The registration form is on our website

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