Penobscot Place Names

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wilson Museum - Hutchins Education Center
112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine, 04421

Learn about the Native American origin and meaning of many of our local place names from Tribal Historian James Francis in his presentation entitled Penobscot Place Names at the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center on Thursday, August 13 at 2 p.m. James Francis is the Penobscot Nation’s Tribal Historian with a focus on the relationship between Maine’s Native Americans and the landscape. James has worked for the Wabanaki Studies Commission to help implement the Maine Native American Studies law. As a photographer, filmmaker, graphic artist and historical researcher, James has numerous accomplishments, including the co-production of “Invisible,” a film that examines the issue of racism relating to the Native American people of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has completed an Oral History Project for the Penobscot Nation preserving community history not found in books, curated multiple museum exhibits, and served on boards and committees of many organizations.

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