William Geller (Maine Heritage: People & Place)
Historian and author William Geller will be visiting the Millinocket Memorial Library to discuss his book, Within Katahdin’s Realm: Log Drives and Sporting Camps. Dr. Kreg Ettenger, Director of the Maine Folklife Center, will lead a conversation with Geller to discuss 151 years (1825-1976) of logging and sporting camps in the Katahdin Region.
This event will be recorded and archived as the first live audio interview in the Katahdin Story Booth Project. The Katahdin Story Booth Project is a community initiative to record and share the personal stories of the people that have lived, worked, and shaped the Katahdin Region we know today. Through sound recordings, the Katahdin Story Booth Project invites people to tell their stories to each other, helping preserve our past as we prepare for the future.
The event is open to the public and will kick off the library’s “Maine Heritage: People & Place” series. Other programs in this series include Acadian fiddler, Gus La Casse, on July 10th at 7pm and local author Tim Caverly presenting, “So You Think You Know Maine” on July 17th at 7pm.