Hosted by Maine conservation Voters Lunch & Learn Series
Friday, November 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Until fairly recently, most people in Castine would have assumed that African Americans had never lived in town in any significant numbers. Their stories and names were definitely forgotten. But since May of 2020, the Castine Historical Society, a small non-profit museum, has been working to uncover the hidden and forgotten history of African Americans in their community. By reading town records and searching non-traditional sources, Castine residents have begun to uncover stories of the enslaved and free African Americans who lived, worked, and contributed to Castine. Join Lisa Simpson Lutts, Executive Director of the Castine Historical Society, to learn more!