Historian's Forum - Jack Russell


Historian Jack Russell to explore Acadia from deep time to the present

Mount Desert, Maine – February 17, 2017

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society will host historian Jack Russell for a historians’ forum at the Sound Schoolhouse on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 12 pm – 1 pm.

After co-chairing (with Cookie Horner) the Acadia Centennial celebration in 2016, Russell has now returned to a substantial writing project begun several years ago. His presentation will feature excerpts from a book that he plans to complete by 2020. “Acadian Passages: Essays on Place through Time” is an illustrated lecture that will address subjects ranging from Acadia’s earliest geological events to the challenges of the Anthropocene era.

The purpose of the historians’ forum is to provide a setting where authors can bring their works in progress before a considerate audience for feedback, constructive criticism, and encouragement. After the talk, Russell will facilitate a discussion with members of the audience. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Carpooling is suggested, since parking at the Sound Schoolhouse is limited, particularly in winter.