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Genealogy group to hear talk about Civil War women
The Great Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road.
The meeting will include a discussion from author, Lynda Sudlow, who will talk about her book ”The Vast Army of Women, Maine’s Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War.”
Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call 847-3271.
Author to give presentation on Poland Spring Gilded Age
Author David Richards will present an illustrated talk on Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age, 1860-1900 at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the American Legion Log Cabin, Main Street.
The talk is sponsored by the Yarmouth Historical Society. Admission is free. For more information, call 846-6259.
Conservator to give tips on appraising old furniture
Historic New England conservator John Childs will offer tips on how to appraise antique furniture as part of the second lecture of the ”Life in Nineteenth Century America” series, presented by Historic New England. The talk will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Nickels Sortwell House Barn, Main and Federal streets.
A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. And, refreshments will be served. Admission is free for members of Historic New England and $5 for all others. Registration is recommended at 882-7169 or http://www.historicnewengland.org/.

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