The University of Maine at Augusta in partnership with the Freeport Historical Society is to hold a virtual event about author Elinor Graham at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Elinor Graham’s 1943 memoir “Our Way Down East” depicts the years that she and her husband attempted to homestead in Freeport. Courtesy of UMA

In 1934 Maryland native 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 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, Lani Graham, 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, which explore some of the artists, writers, and innovators who shaped and chronicled Maine’s mid-century cultural evolution.

The program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, visit uma.edu/midcentury.

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