Maine History News…

Northern Maine seeks to co-host Acadian Congress

Northern Maine and western New Brunswick are teaming up on an application to serve as host of the World Acadian Congress in 2014.
The first such congress was held in 1994 in Moncton, New Brunswick, and the follow-up event took place five years later in Louisiana.

Founder of Maine’s Norlands museum dies at 92

Ethel “Billie” Gammon, founder of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, died Sunday at age 92.
Gammon, who died at her home of complications from pulmonary disease, combined her energy, determination, love of history and vision to make Norlands a place where visitors could experience life as it was in rural Maine during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The museum is located at the home of the Washburn family, a political and industrial dynasty whose members included governors, congressmen, a U.S. senator, a secretary of state and a Civil War general.

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