Rogers Culture Series: Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives

Date(s) - February 15, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brick Store Museum


Join us for the first Rogers Culture Series lecture (formerly Third Thursday Talks) of the year!

In the 1912, the State of Maine evicted a multi-racial community who had set up home on Malaga Island, a small island off the coast of Phippsburg. Families scattered along the Maine coast, setting up homes where they could, while eight members of the small island group were institutionalized in the Maine School for the Feebleminded. Join us to hear Kate McBrien, Chief Curator of the Maine Historical Society, and curator of the award-winning exhibit “Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives”, describe the remarkable people who created this unique island home and the political and economic events that led to their demise.

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