Old Berwick Historical Society - Historical Programs for the public

The Old Berwick Historical Society of South Berwick, Maine, invites you to join us for our history lectures and activities.  For programs at Berwick Academy, we meet in the Arts Center. Please take Fogg Entrance #2 and use the parking lot at the top of the hill.  For more information, please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

7:30pm Berwick Academy Arts Center

Samuel OsborneBetween the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863 and about 1869, more than 300 formerly enslaved people came to communities throughout Maine to start new – free – lives. With a few exceptions, their lives in Maine have been largely forgotten. Dr. Candace Kanes will share details about them remain mostly in public records and newspaper articles – enough evidence to tell some of their stories. READ MORE


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