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Maine Heritage Lecture

October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rediscovering Community: Maine’s Rural Heritage as a Path to the Future

A lecture by Kathryn Olmstead, Associate Professor Emerita

October 26th—5 pm

Maine Heritage Lecture – Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts

Writer, editor, and journalist Kathryn Olmstead explores the notion that rural values rooted in the past hold a message for the present and the future. Olmstead draws on her own experiences as a transplant to northern Maine and editor of a magazine celebrating rural culture to examine the premise that there is permanence in the midst of change, and value in remembering our roots.

Kathryn Olmstead is devoted to highlighting positive qualities of rural culture. She taught journalism at UMaine for 25 years and served six years as Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Olmstead published Echoes magazine, a quarterly based in Caribou, Maine, from 1988 to 2017, and wrote a biweekly column for the Bangor Daily News.

Also, join us for refreshments before the lecture at 4 pm in the Hudson Museum for the Dean’s Homecoming Reception.

For disability accommodation requests, please call 207.581.1781.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Contact Tonya Corriveau at 207.581.1954 or for more information.


October 26, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Bodwell Lounge
Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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