Elizabeth Arden’s Maine Chance Spa in Mount Vernon. Photo courtesy of UMA

The University of Maine at Augusta is to hold a virtual event, hosted by the Belgrade Historical Society, on Elizabeth Arden’s Maine Chance Spa at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30.

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

Lisa Walker, an associate professor of English at the University of Southern Maine who has conducted extensive research on Arden’s spa, will lead the discussion about its place in Maine’s mid-century history. Walker also will share slides of the spa and some of its clients as part of her presentation.

This event is part of the Maine’s Mid-Century Moment Series. It highlights how Mount Vernon in the Belgrade Lakes region became the mid-century destination for socialites and movie stars.

UMA’s Maine’s Mid-Century Moment events explore some of the artists, writers, and innovators who shaped and chronicled Maine’s cultural evolution. The series has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information and to register, visit uma.edu/midcentury or call Domna Giatas at 207-621-3495.

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