The Waterville Public Library is partnering with the Maine Humanities Council, the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and the Mid-Maine Global Forum to present a three-part speakers series, The World in Your Library.
The third presentation in the series is titled Envisioning Waterville: A Photographic and Postcard History by Dr. Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair, University of Southern Maine. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/17/17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library.
Envisioning Waterville: A Photographic and Postcard History
In this richly illustrated presentation, Photo Historian Libby Bischof will examine Waterville’s history through historic postcards and photographs. Audience members will be asked to reflect upon change over time, especially in light of the present revitalization of the downtown area.
Dr. Libby Bischof explores American society through the lens of history—and the lens of a camera. A nineteenth-century American cultural historian, Professor Bischof specializes in the history of photography, particularly in Maine. Recently she co-curated the exhibition Maine Moderns: Art in Sequinland, 1900-1940 at the Portland Museum of Art with Senior Curator Susan Danly. The show won the critic’s choice award for best Historic Show in the 2011 New England Art Awards. Her other research interests include Maine history, modernism, how friendship informs cultural production, and nineteenth-century New England women writers.
Additional programs in World In Your Library series:
Political Satire and the Authoritarian State in Contemporary China: 12 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, at the Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street, Waterville, ME 04901 with Dr. Hong Zhang, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College.
Educational Funding for Equity in Maine: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 with Dr. Flynn Ross, ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine.
This lecture series is made possible by the Maine Humanities Council. The hour long programs are free and open to the public.