The museum joins the Maine State Library and University of Maine at Augusta in remembering Louise Dickinson Rich, pictured here ca. 1940, and her 1942 best-selling memoir, We Took to the Woods.

Rich and her book are the focus of a community read and discussion, facilitated by historian Candace Kanes on January 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Maine State Library. At the museum, a variety of objects owned by Rich are currently on display and will be on view during the January 28th event.

The community read of We Took to the Woods is the first in a series of free programs and events, Maine’s Mid-Century Moment, that will be scheduled throughout 2020. (See the program’s website at Sponsored by the University of Maine at Augusta and with the participation of more than fifteen organizations statewide, Maine’s Mid-Century Moment explores the artists, writers, and innovators who shaped and chronicled Maine’s cultural evolution in the mid-20th century. Maine’s Mid-Century Moment has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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