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2019 Spring Class
Granite Hill Lecture Series
Instructor: 8 different Instructors
Tuesdays • 3/19-5/7 • 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: See Text
WHO BELONGS HERE? AN AMERICAN STORY
Presenter: Margy Burns Knight
Reprinted in June 2018, Who Belongs Here? by Margy Burns Knight tells the story of a Cambodian boy who was told that his new life in the US would be better than heaven. A story line relevant and potent today.
THEY FOUGHT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CIVIL WAR
Presenter: Mike Bell
Through a study of his family tree, Mike Bell discovers that in the Civil War his relatives served for both the North and South.
GERMAN POWS IN MAINE
Presenter: David Greenham
Between 1944 and 1946, over 4,000 German prisoners of war called Maine home. The story of how they arrived, and the lasting impact they had on the people who encountered them.
1066: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED ENGLAND
Presenter: Jane Paxton
When William the Bastard (later William the Conquerer) defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, England became more Norman French than Anglo Saxon.
MAINE WOMEN ON CENTER STAGE
Presenters: Sue O’Halloran, Linda Williams
Learn about two remarkable American women with strong ties to Maine – Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), an abolitionist and author who lived in Brunswick; and Lillian Nordica (1857-1914) a famous opera singer born in Farmington.
Nepal: FROM TREKKING TO HOUSE BUILDING
Presenters: David & Marty Thornton
With over four different visits to Nepal, David and Marty will take you on a Himalayan trek, visit Kathmandu, and show you how earthquake safe earth bag homes are used to replace more fragile structures.
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER
Presenter: Elizabeth Reinsborough
Visit Denali National Park, Glacier Bay, the Prudhoe Bay oil fields, and the Gates of the Arctic wilderness area in this Powerpoint presentation covering Alaska.
A LITTLE MAINE RAILROAD
Presenter: Art Ray
Discover the past and present history of the Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railroads. Away
Class size 15-50 students
The Granite Hill Lecture Series is a regular course lasting for 8 weeks that is taught by 8 different instructors and is presented at https://granitehillestates.com/.
Each week the lecture is different and the topics are as varied as possible. Classes meet at Granite Hill Estates, 60 Balsam Drive, Hallowell, ME 04347.