|Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
|Volume 2||Summer 2002|
Marjorie Phippen working at the Ladies Aid. Photo from the Maine Times,
Summer 1984 issue.
|July 20 Quilt Show
The Great Cranberry Island Historical Museum celebrates its third season this year with a new summer-long display highlighted by a free Quilting Talk and Exhibit on Saturday, July 20, at 1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker Evelyn Beaulieu, Director of the Center for Adult Learning and Literacy at the University of Maine, Orono, will present a talk entitled "Women You Should Know in the History of Quilting." She will also explain, "How to Read a Quilt."
Complementing the talk, museum chairman Charlotte Harlan has collected a sampling of quilts made on Great Cranberry Island by Marjorie Phippen and others. Marjorie, who died last March at the age of 97, was postmaster here for many years, and was also active in the Ladies Aid Society. The exhibit highlights quilts by Marjorie as a special tribute to her.
Even if you miss this event, please visit the museum's summer-long display, "Crafts, Then and Now," featuring examples of all the island's crafts: Indian sweetgrass baskets, carvings, quilts and handwork, pottery, decoys, and ship models from the 1900s to the present day.
|Check out our new publications
"A Taste of Cranberry"
by Susan Michalski
by Wini Smart
|Archival Workshop Held
On July 1st & 2nd the Historical Society held an Archival Workshop. A grant from the Maine State Humanities Council let us hire a professional archivist, Martha Harmon of Ellsworth, to come and instruct us in preserving and cataloging our holdings.
With permission from the Board of Selectmen, Phil Whitney, Bruce Komusin, and Owen Roberts carried down old Town records that were disintegrating in the Longfellow School's third floor attic. Documents as old as from the early 1800s were rescued and inventoried.
Louise Strandberg, Georgie Ware, Charlene Allen, Judy Whitney, Janet Roberts, Phil Whitney, Bruce Komusin, and Wini Smart all attended this workshop.
The Museum will institute a finding aid and cross reference cataloging system for all our historical documents and artifacts.