Aroostook CountyThe Presque Isle Historical Society is once again teaming up with TAMC to present quarterly historical information sessions to the Aroostook County community, and the first such presentation for 2015 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m.

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The public is invited to hear Kimberly Smith, secretary/treasurer for the Presque Isle Historical Society, discuss Augusta Christie at TAMC’s McCain Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the East Annex of the A. R. Gould Memorial Hospital at 140 Academy Street in Presque Isle.

March is National Women’s History month, making Augusta Christie the perfect topic for history buffs and anyone interested in local history or hearing about an interesting and accomplished woman from Aroostook County’s past.

“It is always important to learn more about the history of one’s home community and the contribution women made to that history,” said Smith. “Studying local history increases one’s sense of community pride. Attendees will learn who Augusta Christie was, why there is a building at Northern Maine Community College named for her, and what her contributions were to the state and our community.”

Augusta Christie was an important figure in Aroostook County and Maine history throughout the 20th century. Her contributions in education in The County are still felt today, but also extend into other areas of the community. This informative presentation will detail her life and influences on the region today.

TAMC is dedicated to the community they serve. In support of nurturing a sense of community, TAMC provides the location and publicity for Presque Isle Historical Society’s quarterly presentations.

“Presque Isle Historical Society appreciates TAMC’s on-going support and is thrilled that TAMC understands the importance of studying and learning from local history. There have been numerous collaborations between the two organizations over the years and this is the second year that TAMC has hosted our Quarterly Lecture Series,” said Smith.

“Our new conference center provides a wonderful space for community groups to periodically host informative presentations such as those offered by the Presque Isle Historical Society. We additionally built in exhibit space with the intent of partnering with organizations to exhibit artifacts, such as those held in the collections of PIHS,” said Linda Menard, TAMC conference, learning center and health sciences library coordinator. “The quarterly presentations by the Presque Isle Historical Society provide the perfect opportunity for us to have community members visit TAMC, at a time other than when they are in need of our services, and underscore how TAMC’s history and that of the County community we call home are so greatly intertwined.”

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Other quarterly presentations slated for the remainder of the year are: June 3 – Mary Oak; September 2 – Double Eagle II; and, December 2 – a special screening of the film “In the Blood” – about Maine lumbermen at the turn of the century.

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