FAIRFIELD CENTER — The Central Kennebec Heritage Council, a group of local museums and historical societies, has announced the theme of its collaborative summer exhibit, “Central Maine Writes,” will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Fairfield Victor Grange, 142 Oakland Road.

Each of the member institutions has chosen a local Maine author (or authors) to highlight in the special, summer-long exhibition, according to a news release from L.C. Bates Museum.

Mark McPheters of the Fairfield Historical Society will present a talk “Poems of Holman Day,” covering the life and works of the prolific Maine journalist, editor, author, poet and silent filmmaker.

The Skowhegan History House & Museum will host a discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. Two of the books covered will be “Polly’s Secret” by Harriet Nash (1902) and “The Kennebec is Rising” by Barbara Winslow (2013).

The L. C. Bates Museum will present an exhibit of original works by the Rev. George Walter Hinckley, founder of the museum and the Good Will-Hinckley School.

The Margaret Chase Smith Library presents a special exhibition, “The Fourth Estate: The Duel Between the Government and the News Media,” exploring the U.S. Senator’s writings and her relationship with the press.

The Fairfield Historical Society will exhibit works by several local authors, with emphasis on Holman Day. There will also be a book discussion of his 1910 book, “The Ramrodders.”

The Oakland Area Historical Society will celebrate Susan Page Davis, Mini Carpenter and Earl H. Smith in their summer exhibit.

The Norridgewock Historical Society will present an exhibit featuring noted children’s authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries Sophie May (Rebecca Sophia Clark) and Penn Shirley (Sarah J. Clark); path-breaking abolitionist Lydia Maria Child; and local historians William Allen and Henrietta Danforth Wood.

The Taconnett Falls Genealogical Society will highlight works created or edited by members.

The Fairfield Victor Grange 49 also intends to highlight its own works, focusing on pieces that are of local historic interest and typical of Central Maine.

For more details about the Central Kennebec Heritage Council Central Maine Writes, contact the L.C. Bates Museum at Good Will-Hinckley at 238-4250 or [email protected].

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