Chats with Champions

This popular program brings outstanding members of the literary world, arts, and sciences to Skidompha to present programs that are free and open to the public. While the series’ emphasis is on top-notch authors, programs often appeal to a much wider audience.  

The widely diverse roster of exceptional programs has included bestselling, prize-winning authors, chefs, mystery writers, scientists, wildlife experts, artists, historians, criminologists, musicians and much more!

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Virtual Chat with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.

Online Chat with Skidompha Library on May 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

All those wishing to attend this online Chat, through Zoom, visit this link to sign up. Those attending will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

Skidompha Library’s Chats with Champions will feature Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Earle will be sharing a presentation highlighting two aspects of the state’s recent Bicentennial celebration. “Faces of Statehood” illustrates early photographs of men and women who helped shape the development of Maine during its first fifty years of statehood from 1820 through the Civil War. “Maine’s Centennial” documents how the state observed the anniversary of its first one hundred years in 1920 with parades, songs, and a commemorative half dollar.

A native of Portland, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. attended Deering High School, Colby College, and Boston University and was the recipient of honorary degrees from Bowdoin College and the Maine College of Art. He became architectural historian for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in 1973 and director in 1976. He retired from that position in 2015. Mr. Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture and has served as State Historian since 2004.

 

All those wishing to attend this online Chat, through Zoom, visit this link to sign up. Those attending will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

In addition to attending ZOOM chats, we encourage you to visit our YouTube page; we have a number of previously recorded chats available to view.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering from your national award-winning Skidompha Library at 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. This program is generously sponsored by Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop. For more information, please call the Library at 207-563-5513.

There will be no in-person Chats with Champions events at this time. Skidompha will be hosting Virtual Chats through ZOOM.