The Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan announced in its January 2014 newsletter that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sen. Margaret Chase Smith’s run for the Republican presidential candidacy, in which she became the first woman to have her name placed in nomination at a convention by one of the two major parties. The library will mark the occasion with events throughout the year, including an exhibit, book discussion series, theatrical performance and movie presentations.
The current newsletter also features an article about Paula Silsby, a member of the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation Board of Directors; information about Maine History Day; and some of the library’s latest research projects. The newsletter is available online.
The Margaret Chase Smith Library is owned by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and operated with support from the University of Maine.