Unity College professor lectures about 19 century African-American settlement in Troy


Community Happenings
Penobscot Marine Museum Main Gallery
40 East Main St., Searsport
548-0334
www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org
Aug 14, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

African-Americans have been in Maine since the territory was first settled. In the 19th century, many lived side by side with their Euro-American neighbors, but some settled together in their own communities. People in the rural town of Troy have traditions about such a settlement, said to have been large and self-sufficient at one time but now vanished.

Chris Marshall, professor of anthropology at Unity College, will discuss findings of student research and an archeological excavation to discover what happened to the early African-Americans of Troy.

Tickets $8 members and $10 non-members.