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Maine historian to speak

Written by  Fenceviewer Staff Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8:36 am

BAR HARBOR — Acadia Senior College will host Stephen Hornsby, University of Maine Professor, on Friday, April 26, at the Food for Thought program at Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove.

Dr. Hornsby, along with Richard W. Judd, edited “The Historical Atlas of Maine.” This ambitious project presents in cartographic form the historical geography of Maine from the end of the last ice age to the recent millennium.

Dr. Hornsby will describe the process of coordinating the Atlas, which includes cultural, demographic, social, and economic material, expressed through three themes: native peoples, Euro-American exploitation of natural resources, and the rise of environmental awareness, including Acadia National Park.

Historical information in the atlas is laid out cartographically and graphically on approximately 80 double-page plates. The plates are a rich mix of original thematic maps, historic maps, images (paintings, commercial art, photographs), and text.

Dr. Hornsby is a graduate of University of St. Andrews, with a PhD from University of British Columbia. His areas of interest include Historical Geography and American cartography in the early 20th century.

The hot buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $11. The lecture is from noon to 1 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting the Acadia Senior College office at 288-9500, or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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