MEXICO — Mountain Valley Middle School students will perform Civil War monologues from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Mountain Valley Middle School.

Peru resident and Local and Legendary team member Nick Waugh said that the students will perform the monologues as if they are “actually Civil War-related figures, both local and national.”

The performance is part of the “Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War” project, a collaboration among the Maine Humanities Council, the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Memory Network to engage communities in their Civil War history.

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project began in 2013. Over the past two years, 10 communities have participated in it.

In spring 2014, Rumford was one of five Maine communities to be awarded a grant to start a Local and Legendary team.

The Rumford team consists of Waugh and Rumford Historical Society members Jane Peterson and Nghia Ha, along with Rumford Public Library employees and Regional School Unit 10 teachers.

Waugh said the performance would be the final event of their Local and Legendary program.

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