Historian Hank Lunn chronicles “remarkable Mainers” at May 1 Skidompha Chat
Camden resident and educator Hank Lunn will chronicle some of Maine’s historical figures in his presentation, “Remarkable Mainers — Now and Then,” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in Skidompha Library’s Porter Meeting Hall. Please allow time for parking.
Around 400 years ago, Europeans began settling the uncharted area in northeastern America, later designated as a District of Massachusetts, and eventually, Maine. The pioneers were looking for a place where they wouldn’t be bothered by tax collectors, religious groups or big government. In the process, an independent kind of character emerged in the people living in the northern wilderness and coast. They became the people Hank Lunn calls “Remarkable Mainers.”
Who are these Mainers? Some lived long ago; some are with us today. Many of the names will be familiar, while others may be new in the category of “Remarkable.” Some were famous, some were infamous. All made lasting impressions on the people of Maine and our world.
Lunn has worked in the public schools in mid-coast Maine for over 40 years as a history teacher, school counselor, and educational consultant. He is active in various community organizations, especially those working with parents and children. In the past several years, he has been delivering “Living History” presentations to schools, libraries, historical societies and civic organizations. He describes himself simply as Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, U.S.Navy veteran, and Jazz Musician.
CHATS CALENDAR OF UPCOMING GUESTS
Check this page and our calendar for the schedule of presentations and for more information about each speaker. Unless noted otherwise, all programs begin at 10 am
|May 1||Hank Lunn: Famous Mainers (even a few from Lincoln County)|
|May 10||Barton Seaver: Chef, Cookbook Author, and National Geographic Fellow|
|June 5||Bill Cullina: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens|
|June 26||Jonathan Berkey: Understanding ISIS|
|July 3||Laurie Chandler: First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail|
|July 12||Robert Cekuta: US Ambassador to Azerbaijan|
|July 26||Joe Loughlin: Kate Flora: Shots Fired – police shootings|
|August 21||David Yarborough: Blueberry Horticulturist|
|September 4||Pat O’Brian: Fiore Oils|
|October 2||Jonathan Alderfer: Bird Illustrator|
|October 16||Zip Kellogg: First National White Water Canoe and Kayak Champions
Stay Tuned for More!