DURHAM – The Durham Historical Society will have a guest speaker at the meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the Union Church on Royalsborough Road.

Nancy (Coffin) Lecompte (aka Canyon Wolf) is the founder and director of Ne-Do-Ba, a nonprofit organization devoted to exploring and sharing the Wabanaki history of Western Maine. Lecompte will speak about Molly Ockett and the problems of researching Indians in this area.

She is also the author of “Alnobak, A Story of Indigenous People in Androscoggin County,” which is the companion book to “Androscoggin County, Maine: A Pictorial Sesquicentennial History, 1854-2004.”

Several members of the historical society wrote the chapter on Durham. Both books are available either to borrow from the Stephen King Lending Library (housed at the Union Church), which is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, or to purchase at the Durham Town Office. Those who have already purchased the books may bring them to the meeting to be autographed.

The public is welcome at no charge. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Maxine Herling at 353-8149.


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