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Searsport Families at Sea and Home


with Cipperly Good

Calendar Jan 19, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn about Searsport families in the nineteenth and early 20th century. Participants will have a chance to transcribe and do a live reading of journal entries and letters by Searsport residents to be recorded for exhibits, educational content, and programs. They will create a brief biography of the author of their piece.

Cipperly Good, the Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, oversees the object, archive and library collections. Ms. Good holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she double majored in History and American Studies. She spent her junior year “abroad” at the Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program, which sparked her career in maritime history and maritime museums. She holds a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies, with a concentration in American History, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Previous to working at Penobscot Marine Museum, Ms. Good taught maritime history for the Ocean Classroom-Proctor Academy semester and worked as a curator at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and Falmouth (Massachusetts) Historical Society.

Fast Overview of 1200 Years of Roman History


with Rebecca Jessup

Calendar Jan 21, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Ancient Roman history covers almost 1000 years. Everyone has heard of the Roman Empire. Most have heard of the Roman Republic. Some have heard that Romulus (from whom Rome got her name) was the first king of Rome. Ancient Roman history included a monarchy (753-509 BC, or 244 years), a republic (509 - 44BC, or 465 years; our own is roughly 235 years old) and an empire (31BC - 476 AD). This class will give a brief overview of each of these periods in sequence.

Rebecca Jessup studied Classics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has taught Latin for over 25 years, in Colorado and Indiana, to students of all ages. After living in Colorado for over 30 years, with a two-year stopover in Indiana, she happily moved to Belfast in 2013. Since then she has taught Latin at Senior College and through Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education, at the Edna Drinkwater school's middle school, and to private students. She co-taught, with Juliet Baker, a Senior College class in Gilgamesh. As a poet, she was awarded a residency at the Poet’s House in New Harmony, IN, along with her partner, the writer Rev. Dr. Duncan Newcomer, and continues to be active in the poetry community here.

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