Museum L-A discussion will be “The Culture of Money”

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LEWISTON — Museum L-A’s “Voices” lecture series will continue at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, with “The Culture of Money,” a discussion of money and banking for newcomers in Lewiston-Auburn. It is the first of a three-part series being held in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit “Rivers of Immigration: Peoples of the Androscoggin.”

The event will include a discussion of how Androscoggin Bank has worked with newcomers from other countries and cultures to Lewiston-Auburn – both historically and in the present. Anthropology students will discuss their research on immigrants’ relationship with money and about banking activities.

Slated as featured speakers are: CJ Conrad, senior vice president of marketing for Androscoggin Bank; Elizabeth Eames, Ph.D., Bates College, associate professor of anthropology; and Bates College students.

The Spring 2010 “Voices” lecture series is presented free of charge. Museum L-A is located at 35 Canal St. in the Bates Mill Complex, corner of Canal and Chestnut streets. For more information, call 333-3881 or e-mail info@museumla.org.

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