The University of Maine at Augusta in partnership with the Freeport Historical Society will hold a virtual event about Elinor Graham, with her daughter, Lani Graham. at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. SYSTEM

The University of Maine at Augusta in partnership with the Freeport Historical Society will hold a virtual event about Elinor Graham, with her daughter, Lani Graham. at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. This event is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required

In 1934, Maryland native Elinor Graham moved with her husband to a saltwater farm in Freeport. They had met in Provincetown, fallen in love, and married in Mexico, before embarking on their new adventure in rural life. Graham’s popular 1943 memoir, “Our Way Down East,” depicts the years that she and her husband attempted to homestead in Freeport. This program features a conversation about the mid-century Maine author with Graham’s daughter, who will share family photos, and Lisa Botshon, UMA Professor of English. A question and answer session will follow.

This event is part of UMA’s Maine’s Mid-Century Moment events exploring some of the artists, writers, and innovators who shaped and chronicled Maine’s mid-century cultural evolution. For more information and to register, visit uma.edu/midcentury.


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