Wabanaki culture topic of researcher’s talk

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AUGUSTA — Ken Hamilton, a veteran living history interpreter and accomplished researcher, will kick off the Maine State Museum’s spring lecture series, “In Depth at the Maine State Museum,” on Wednesday, March 10.

His presentation will be “Kettles, Stroud Cloth, and Glass Wampum: A Closer Look at Some Wabanaki Fur Trade Staples.”

A resident of Corinth, Hamilton has presented programs throughout the United State and Canada on all aspects of Wabanaki historical culture. His demonstrations of Native American clothing, as well as his reproductions of historical objects, have made him an engaging presenter.

His understanding of Colonial-Indian relations brings to life Maine’s complex history of the 1600s and 1700s.

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The 6:30 p.m. lecture is free of charge. Upcoming lectures include “Maine and the Current Ice Age,” by Harold Borns, on March 24; “Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume,” by Bruce Bourque and Laurie LaBar, on April 6; “The Beast on the Beach: Salvaging the St. Mary Wreck from the Falklands,” by Eric Berryman, on April 14; and “America’s Kitchens,” by Nancy Carlisle, on April 27.

The Maine State Museum is in the State House Complex off State Street. For more information, call 287-2301 or visit www.mainestatemuseum.org.

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