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Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

January 13, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

"Who Were the Zuoaves?"— Robert “Maynard” Kufrovich

The Belfast “team,” comprised of the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Senior College and the Game Loft, is one of four Maine community teams recently selected to receive a “Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War” grant.  Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and awarded by the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Humanities Council, the grants will enable local organiza­tions, through interdisciplinary collaboration, to tell the story of Maine’s and their community’s participation in the Civil War.

The American Civil War was a de­fining event that continues to shape our national political, social and cultural circumstances. The Belfast team’s goal is to raise awareness and stimulate a renewed interest in the Civil War and its effects on the citizens of Belfast. The Library will use the “One Story, One Commu­nity” reading and discussion series to promote community awareness.

To learn more about local Civil War participation, the Belfast Free Library offers a se­lection of books written by local authors and historians.

Events will be listed at www. facebook.com/CivilWarBelfast and on the Library and Museum websites.

For more information regarding this event:

Contact: Belfast Free Library Phone: (207) 338-3884
Belfast Free Library
106 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915
United States
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