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Gov. Bernard’s Road Over Megunticook

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kerry Hardy will present “Governor Bernard’s Road Over Megunticook” on Sunday, November 19, at 2:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. Governor Bernard was the British governor in Massachusetts during the end of the French and Indian War when Maine was still part of Massachusetts. In 1764 Bernard created a road from the fort in Thomaston to the fort in Stockton Springs, which history has it went over Mount Megunticook. The road fell into neglect during the American Revolution and vanished back into the wilderness. The talk will be accompanied by a map from the Walsh History Center Archives. “The map is truly a must-see treasure,” says Ken Gross, History Center Director. 

The event is the first in a winter history series co-sponsored by the library and the Camden-Rockport Historical Society. Lectures will take place each third Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm, in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. Upcoming lectures include the Maine Ski Museum on December 17, a slide show of the Snow Bowl on January 21, State Archivist Dave Cheever speaking about the Civil War on February 18, historical landscape and cityscape artist Loretta Krupinski on March 18, and Dr. Al Bennett speaking on Cyrus Curtis and his yacht Lyndonia on April 15. 
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Sunday, November 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States