JAY — The Spruce Mountain High School’s Our Hands-on History class will hold its third and final book talk Wednesday, April 8, at the Norlands Mansion in Livermore

A tour of the Norlands Mansion will be conducted from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with the book talk starting at 6:30. The book is “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” by Drew Gilpin Faust.

The talk will be led by Libby Biscof, history professor at the University of Southern Maine.

The school and center are one of five community teams recently selected to receive a Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War grant. It was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and awarded by the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Humanities Council.

On May 18, the online exhibit prepared for the Maine Memory Network will be unveiled at the Norlands. It will start at 7 p.m. the Farmer’s Cottage followed at 7:30 p.m. by showcasing research and the story of “Washburns of Livermore: A Maine Connection to the Civil War.”


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