LEEDS — On Wednesday, March 26, the Leeds History Detectives from Claudeen Bergeron’s sixth grade at Leeds Central School, along with members of the Leeds Historical Society, will present a program based on their joint project for the Maine Memory Network. The program will be held at 6 p.m in the music room of Leeds Central School, Route 106. The public is invited to attend.

Maine Memory Network is a statewide digital museum which provides access to more than 43,000 historical items from more than 270 museums, archives, historical societies, libraries and other organizations from every corner of Maine. There are also more than 180 online exhibits about Maine history and a timeline of selected events in Maine history from pre-1600 to the present on the Maine Memory Network.

The Leeds Central students have helped the Leeds Historical Society scan, research and catalogue numerous items from the LHS collection in the process of creating an online exhibit focusing on the life of Leeds resident John Young Merrill whose 11 years of diaries, written between 1855-1865, provide a unique glimpse into life in Leeds in the mid-1800s.

The program will highlight the skills the students have acquired as well as introducing people to the Maine Memory Network and the wealth of fascinating Maine history it contains. Refreshments will be served.


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