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    Sophia Aronson of West Falmouth takes a seat at the table for "re:past" at Malaga Island Preserve. Lining the shoreline are life-size cardboard cutouts of people meant to evoke islanders before they were evicted from their settlement in 1912 by order of then-Gov. Frederick W. Plaisted.

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    Chef Leslie Oster and Beasley collaborated on the "re:past" menu. Oster, shown plating summer berry pudding, included foods that might have been common at the time, using ingredients that would have been available to islanders.

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    Actors Dawud Bloomstein, obscured, and Evelyn Mercier carry away an art installation that is meant to represent the demolition of the homes that belonged to Malaga Islanders before they were evicted in the early 1900s.

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    Jean Scott of West Point, who has ancestry dating back to Malaga Island and spent her youth exploring there, pauses to take a photograph next to one of the "re:past" art installations. This one, a wood frame with painted silkscreen stretched over it, was meant to evoke the homes of the island's turn-of-the-century inhabitants.

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    Dawud Bloomstein, 15, of Freedom serves chowder to guests at "re:past" on Malaga Island.

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    Mars Bisson, 16, of Winslow serves Nazinscot Farm sun tea to guests at "re:past" at Malaga Island Preserve.

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    Actors disassemble an art installation that is meant to represent the demolition of the homes that belonged to the islanders before they were evicted in the early 1900s.

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    Bisson serves a platter of Marfax beans with salt pork belly and ramps to guests.

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    A life-size cardboard cutout stands near dining tables for "re:past."

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    A printed program lies at every place setting.

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    The tables are set for about 40 guests at "re:past" at Malaga Island Preserve.

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    Guests begin to arrive by boat to Malaga Island Preserve.

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    A wave of arrivals climb a trail toward the event.

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    Eli Lee-Msangi, left, and Yoon Soo Lee arrive at Malaga Island Preserve and enter a trail leading to "re:past."

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