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  • 05 Jul 2022 12:07 PM | Anonymous member

    As a new member to the MAM, I'm excited to help bring the BitCurator Forum to Maine -- Virtually! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about Digital Forensics, digital appraisal of digital archives and records using digital forensics techniques, or the BitCurator Consortium. I am a past-President and past-Executive Committee member for the BCC.  - Kari Smith, Global Archivist LLC

    Mark the week of March 28-30 for the 2023 BitCurator Forum! This year will feature virtual panels, workshops, lightning talks, “Great Questions!,” Birds of a Feather sessions, and sponsor office hours.  We will also be experimenting with regional hybrid programming. Stay tuned for more information!

    Expect to see the Call For Proposals in late August. Exact dates of the Forum will be announced at that time.

    About the Forum

    The BitCurator Forum brings together representatives of all levels of experience from libraries, archives, museums, and related professions engaged in (or considering) digital archives work. 

    The Forum will balance discussion of theory and practice of digital forensics, curation, and related digital analysis workflows. There will also be hands-on activities with the BitCurator environment,  and other useful tools.

    You do not need to be a BCC member or user to submit a proposal and/or attend the event. The BCC is committed to fostering an open, inclusive and safe environment. See the Code of Conduct on the Forum website.

    #BitCuratorForum #HybridExperiment

  • 30 Jun 2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous member

    The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center continues its Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series with Natalie Michelle, member of the Panawapskwei (Penobscot) Nation, on Thursday, July 7, at 7pm at Tewksbury Hall - located on Weston Avenue behind the Federated Church on the island in Skowhegan - and will also be broadcast via Zoom. She will present, "The Impacts of Earth Changes on Turtle Island; The Wabanaki”. Her lecture will review the historical and climate impact on cultural customs and practices of indigenous interrelationship and interdependency linking Native lifeways within the ecology.

    The discussion will encompass the cultural paradigms of environmental relationship, stewardship, lifeways, holism, spiritual connections, kinship ties and oral histories. Traditional economic systems of food acquisition including the cultural practices for utilitarian procurement of culturally important species remain fundamental in the recovery, language preservation that encompasses the transmission and mobilization of traditional ecological knowledge important to adaptation in environmental changes. Multifaceted mechanisms Impacting Socio-ecological Resiliency of the Wabanaki will be presented including the identification of major Climate Change indicators of the Wabanaki and what it means for Wabanaki cultural survival.

    Natalie Michelle's diverse background includes Nursing and BS in Human Nutrition and an MA in Public Administration, Pi Alpha Alpha with a concentration in Environmental Management and Sustainability. She is a PHD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Ethnobotanical Studies at the University of Maine at Orono. Her interests are in areas of Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Practices, Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Research Methodology, and TEK and Language as an Adaptive Strategy.

    Masks are required for in-person attendance.

    To register for the Zoom link, visit

    FMI:  (207) 474-6632.

  • 29 Jun 2022 5:23 PM | Anonymous member

     its inception in 2010, Pretty Girls Sing Soprano has quickly turned heads and gained a

    loyal following. Ingrid Ayer-Richardson (guitar), Susan Mathews, and Deana Gurney (keyboard,

    percussion) come together with tight, original vocal harmonies to share their love for acoustic

    and acapella music. The Pretty Girls will sing to your soul and leave you with a smile as they perform a variety of songs from folk, country, bluegrass and rock.

    On Friday, July 15, from 6 to 8PM the Tate House Museum is offering a free concert of these ladies on it’s beautiful back lawn overlooking the Stroudwater River, 1270 Westbrook St Portland. Snacks will be available for purchase and all are welcome. This is an enjoyable event for families and children. Bring your own chairs or blankets and sit and relax for a fun filled evening.

    This event is sponsored by Desert of Maine, Stroudwater Neighborhood Association and the Tate House. A rain date of Saturday, July 17th is planned if needed.

    FMI: Holly Hurd

    1267 Westbrook Street

    Portland ME 04102


  • 20 Jun 2022 11:13 AM | Anonymous member

    After 4 years of planning Count Me In a play about Henry Knox, his role in the Revolution and his life in Thomaston, Me 1794-1806

    Join the fun.

  • 20 Jun 2022 11:11 AM | Anonymous member

    If you scroll through Pinterest or Instagram, you might presume that women make 2022 home design choices. It may be true today, but it was not true in the post-Revolutionary War era. Women had little input, if any, when prominent historic homes rose in the new country. The founding fathers built and created interiors to reflect their personal interests and status in the world.

    Noted Architectural Designer and Design Historian, Annie Coggan will share how Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Monticello, were designed, and furnished. Some like, Henry, Franklin and Washington were quite persnickety. Each had his own influences and added his own flair. In person, July 7, 2022. 5:30pm Donations welcomed. 207-354-8062

  • 10 Jun 2022 1:56 PM | Anonymous member

    The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center continues its Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series with Maria Girouard of Penobscot Nation on Thursday, June 23, at 7pm at Tewksbury Hall - located behind the Federated Church on the island in Skowhegan.  She will present, "The Original Meaning and Intent of the Maine Indian Land Claims”. Masks are required for in-person attendance.

    For those who prefer to attend by Zoom, register at

    Maria Girouard of Penobscot Nation is an historian with a particular expertise in the Maine Indian Land Claims. She earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Maine in part from her thesis entitled: The Original Meaning and Intent of the Maine Indian Land Claims: Penobscot Perspectives. Maria is a long standing community organizer, environmental steward, and educator. She speaks extensively on topics such as the Maine Indian Land Claims, Penobscot cultural connections to Katahdin, history of the Penobscot River, and food justice.  She is a co-founder of the Sunlight Media Collective and of The Peoples' Garden, a community garden located on Indian Island. Maria currently serves as the executive director of Wabanaki REACH, a non-profit organization dedicated to truth, healing, and change. 

    FMI: contact Skowhegan History House at (207) 474-6632

  • 09 Jun 2022 1:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Colonial Herb Garden Tea Tasting at the 18th century reproduction  Tate House Garden

    1270 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 

    June 23 @ 6:00 pm    Rain date June 26 @ 3:00 pm

    Colleen Griffin, resident of Stroudwater Neighborhood, will offer a program focused on how European colonists used the herb garden for culinary and medicinal purposes.  Her talk will also include information about how the Wabanaki people used particular plants such as the needles of white pine trees to benefit health.

    The presentation will be followed by a tasting of three natural and herb teas: white pine tea, lemon balm-lavender tea, and dandelion root tea, supplemented with fresh herbed butter cookies. Participants are encouraged to bring along a teacup for the tasting (BYOTC).

    Presenter Colleen Griffin has a degree in horticulture and a passion for herbal medicine. She has taken several courses in growing, drying, and preparing medicinal herbs, and is a registered horticultural therapist practicing in Southern Maine.  She is currently an independent contractor working with the Dempsey Center for Quality Cancer Care and is a volunteer for the University of Maine’s Master Gardener program.  She formerly worked with the Bonny Eagle School district running a greenhouse program for special needs students in grades 6-12. 

    Cost is $15 for the general public and $12 for Tate House Museum members. Advance ticket purchase is required and can be obtained by visiting

    The program is limited to 25 people and tickets will not be sold at the door.


  • 13 May 2022 4:15 PM | Anonymous member

    The Skowhegan History House continues its Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series, featuring John Bear Mitchell on May 19, 2022 at 7:00pm.  A citizen of the Penobscot Nation from Indian Island in Maine, John Bear Mitchell is a Lecturer of Wabanaki Studies and Multicultural Studies at the University of Maine in Orono, where he also serves as the Native American Waiver and Educational Program Coordinator. He will speak about “Wabanaki Storytelling: History and Lessons.”

    The talk takes place at Tewksbury Hall, located on Weston Avenue behind the Federated Church on the island in Skowhegan. Masks are required for in-person attendees.

    This presentation will also be broadcast on Zoom. To register, visit:

  • 01 May 2022 4:25 PM | Anonymous member

    The Skowhegan History House presents the second of the Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, with Darren Ranco at Tewksbury Hall on Weston Avenue, behind the Federated Church on Island Avenue in Skowhegan.  Ranco, a Penobscot Tribal member, is an associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research at the University of Maine at Orono. He will discuss “Our Indian Distinction: Wabanaki Diplomacy, Treaties, and Colonial Legacies of the Maine Frontier.”

    Masks are required for in-person attendees. 

    Those who prefer to attend by Zoom can register online here:

    After registering, a confirmation containing information about joining the meeting will be emailed.  

    “Our Indian Distinction: Wabanaki Diplomacy, Treaties, and Colonial Legacies of the Maine Frontier.”
  • 18 Apr 2022 8:11 AM | Anonymous member

    The Skowhegan History House presents the Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series, beginning with James Francis, Penobscot Tribal Historian.

    Mr. Francis will talk about sense of place, the relationship between natural resources, place names, and the Wabanaki world view. 

    The first talk will be held on April 21, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in Tewksbury Hall, which is located behind the Federated Church on the island in Skowhegan.  Masks are required for in-person attendees.

    This presentation will also be broadcast on Zoom.  Register in advance for the Zoom call using the following link:

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