Free Press Advances History, Photography Conference at Hutchinson Center

The Free Press reported the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will host the Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2014 History Conference, “Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light,” on Nov. 1. The influence of photography on how people see themselves and their culture is the subject of the conference that brings together scholars, professionals and the public to explore new ideas on topics relating to the museum’s collections, according to the article. This year’s conference complements the museum’s photographic collection of more than 140,000 images that document life in New England from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, the article states.