Georgia Zildjian will explore the legacy of a life-long African American resident of Castine, Maine. Orphaned at 14, Mary Tyler Jackson (1850-1917) persevered and was a beloved member of her community.
What's hiding in your town's collections? Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Tonight, Thursday, September 15th at 5:00 pm REGISTER HERE In 2019, Lisa Simpson Lutts began researching Africans and African Americans who lived and worked in Castine, a small but important seaport in downeast Maine in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Through her research, … Continue reading Tonight! The Hidden History of Castine’s African & African American Residents at 5 pm
Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, September 15th at 5:00 pm REGISTER HERE Don't miss this engaging online event featuring researcher Lisa Lutts, who is uncovering the hidden and forgotten histories of the enslaved and free people of color who made an impact on Castine, Maine. In 2019, Lisa Simpson Lutts began researching Africans and African Americans who … Continue reading ABB Event | The Hidden History of Castine’s African & African American Residents on 9/15
Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society The Castine Historical Society (CHS), a vibrant and financially stable regional organization located in historic Castine, Maine, seeks an enthusiastic Collections Manager to oversee its collections, registration, and reference activities. This hands-on position is part of a team of three staff members, enhanced by volunteers, interns, and Board members. … Continue reading Job opportunity | Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society
Hosted by Maine conservation Voters Lunch & Learn Series Friday, November 5, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here 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 … Continue reading Event | The Forgotten History of African Americans in Castine, Maine with Lisa Simpson Lutts on 11/5/21
Castine, Maine is a small coastal town in Hancock County, Maine. Long used seasonally for fishing and trade by Native Americans, the area was first occupied by whites beginning in 1629. Over the course of 200 years, French, English, Dutch and Americans fought over this highly prized and strategically placed deep water port. Permanent settlement … Continue reading Slavery and African Americans in early Castine