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Guest Speaker Series

Presented on October 21, 2022. An evening presentation by Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth Jr., Frank O’Hara and Matt Morrill to discuss the origins and history of The Industrial School for Wayward Girls, what it’s like today, and what the vision is for the future of this location.

This 40-minute presentation and discussion explores the true history of the community who lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, in the late 1800s. The program examines the individuals who were part of this community and the state’s actions to evict them from their homes through the complex history of racism and eugenics in Maine.

A message from the President of the Board of Trustees, Ken Young. January 2022.

“Black Cat and Other Stories” by Sumner A. Webber, Sr., interviewed by Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth. October 22, 2021.

Chris Myers Asch August 29, 2020