‘Sixteenth Maine’ on Belfast screen

Apr 18, 2014
Source: MPBN Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s documentary “16th Maine at Gettysburg” was filmed at Gettysburg National Military Park, among other places.

Belfast — There will be a screening of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network documentary “Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg” Monday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The film’s producer Daniel Lambert and Maine State Archivist David Cheever will be on hand to discuss the creation of the documentary.

This program is presented as part of the yearlong Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War series of events that highlight the local homefront during the Civil War era. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, MPBN produced this documentary that reveals the story of Maine's 16th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, one of the 15 Maine units engaged in the battle. Their exploits and sacrifice are told using their own words, pictures of the soldiers themselves and views — then and now — of the Gettysburg battlefield. Produced by MPBN’s Emmy Award-nominated Lambert in partnership with the Maine State Archives, “Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg” examines this epic battle and its overall place in the American Civil War.

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War is a grant program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and administered by the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Humanities Council. The Belfast Team is comprised of Belfast Free Library, Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Senior College at Belfast and Maine Youth Alliance/The Game Loft.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 25.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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