Mold at Islesford Museum
Rebecca Cole-Will, Cultural Resources Program Manager of Acadia National Park, forwarded a brief note, also sent to the Town office, as follows:
I am writing with important information that we would like to get out to the Cranberry Isles community as soon as possible. Briefly, after recent findings of significant mold issues in the Islesford Museum, we made the decision to remove the objects for the winter, inspect them, clean them, and clean the building thoroughly before reopening in the spring. When the museum reopens, the exhibit will feature objects that are more tolerant of the environmental conditions in the building. We hope to get community input about what these displays would include.
In the meantime, we would like to begin a dialogue with community members about exhibits and future ideas for displays.
The move will take place on Wednesday, October 17. We'll be bringing out a truck on the barge to move the collection. I realize this is terribly short notice. The decision was made to act now, when we still had a chance to get the important objects moved before winter.
See attached file: letter to the community.pdf
Lessons from an Island Exhibit at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery
On Friday, April 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the public is invited to an opening reception at Archipelago Fine Arts gallery, 386 Main Street in Rockland for Lessons from an Island, a show of work by Islesford artist Henry Isaacs. The food for this reception will be provided by the Islesford Dock Restaurant.
Henry has generously offered to donate half of the proceeds from this show to the Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC). This initiative by teachers from Islesford, Isle au Haut, Matinicus, Monhegan and Cliff islands has created a virtual classroom community where teachers and students have access to a rich and supportive inter-island peer network. To learn more about the Outer Islands TLC, please visit www.outerislandstlc.org.
More about the exhibit in the new Maine Island Living magazine: