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ON ZOOM: Winter Carnivals of Maine
Thursday, January 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Carnivals have a long and glittering history in Maine. From January 9 through 30, visit the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room to learn about the rich history of Winter Carnivals in Maine with a special exhibit curated by the Maine Ski & Snowboard Museum. The exhibit will be complemented by a memorable online presentation by Glenn Parkinson, President and Historian for the Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum, on Thursday, January 27, at 6:00 pm. Parkinson will share the fun and excitement of Maine’s Winter Carnivals from the 1920s to the present with a look through program books, newspaper articles, and film from the events.
CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM.
Parkinson began skiing in the back yard at age 3. Reading the book, A Pictorial History of Skiing, 35 years ago showed him how much more there was to the sport than what he knew. A few visits to the New England Ski Museum led to him being invited onto the Board and then as President for ten years. He was one of the Founders of the International Skiing History Association, was on the Board of the US National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, and on the Board of the Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum. He and his mother, Earline Marsh, founded the ski history journal, Skiing Heritage. In 1995 he wrote the award-winning book First Tracks – Stories From Maine’s Skiing Heritage. He is currently President and Historian for the Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBIT AT THE CAMDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY.