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Lincoln County Historic Association - Correction to Press Release for MARCH 17 Lecture, (which was postponed from February 24 due to weather).

Previous publicity related to the LCHA Winter Lecture Series presentation by Jane Bianco on Sunday, February 24, contained several errors, which we wish to correct. Ms. Bianco grew up in an Air Force (not an Army) family, and received the BFA degree from Boston University and the MA degree from the University of Wisconsin. We sincerely regret posting incorrect information related to these facts. Further, Ms. Bianco has written a press release which is more relevant to her presentation, as follows:

The Lincoln County Historical Association will host a lecture by Farnsworth curator Jane Bianco, entitled Maine and the Index of American Design on Sunday, February 24 at 1 pm at the Lincoln County Communications (“911”) building at 34 Bath Road in Wiscasset. A related exhibition of the same name is on view at the Farnsworth’s Crosman Gallery through March 24, 2019. One of the most ambitious of the Federal Art Projects during the Great Depression was the Index of American Design, a relief project that between 1935 and 1942 engaged artists to contribute to a picture archive of American popular arts. In Maine and elsewhere, artists illustrated objects comprising two hundred years of the nation’s decorative arts history. Their work comprises a collection of more than eighteen thousand illustrations now housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The Farnsworth exhibition features twenty-four Maine project illustrations from the Index of American Design collection on loan from the National Gallery, along with archival photographs and some of the original artifacts they depict, including carvings by local Maine carver Edbury Hatch. Jane Bianco will present her research on Hatch and his connection to the national project in her talk. During her eleven years with the Farnsworth, Ms. Bianco has organized exhibitions of paintings, textiles, architecture, sculpture, photography and prints. She has a background in American art history and illustration.




Be a Docent or Greeter

We always need volunteers to lead tours or be on hand to greet visitors while tours are in session.

If you are interested in local history, this is a great opportunity to learn more and perhaps share your knowledge. DOCENTS AND GREETERS are needed at the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, the Old Jail in Wiscasset, and the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta

Email info@lincolncountyhistory.org or call 207-882-6817



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