Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Birch Island: A Historical Glimpse.... with Richard Snow

Birch Island: A Historical Glimpse of One Gem of Middle Bay

Its Story -- Past, Present & Future
Its Unique Historical Position Between Harpswell & Brunswick


Where: Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library

When: Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Richard Snow has been summering on Birch Island every summer for 67 years. His family dates back to the 1740s in Brunswick and Harpswell and the 1880s on Birch Island. He is the author of " Old Sagadahoc: a history of the Sagadahoc County Courthouse " and "A History of Birch Island, Casco Bay, Maine." He indexed the Brunswick newspapers covering 1853 to 1960. He has transcribed over 200 historical articles from that paper as well as digitized a large number of pictures from those years. In addition, he has researched the genealogy of the Snow family back to the 16th century, and written a history of his branch of the Snow family.

This program will be an hour in length and video will be recorded for broadcast and borrowing from the library. Capturing the presentations on digital video is made possible by a grant to Curtis Memorial Library from the Alfred M. Senter Fund. For more information, please call the library, 725-5242 or visit www.curtislibrary.com.

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