About Maine’s Malaga Island


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Learn about Maine’s Malaga Island


South Berwick, Maine- Old Berwick Historical Society will present an online lecture on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30pm about Maine’s Malaga Island. In 1912, the State of Maine evicted a community of African-American and white residents from their homes on Malaga Island. Racism, economic struggles, and eugenics all led to the devastation of this group of people. Presented by Kate McBrien, this talk will explore the history behind this story that was hidden for so many years.


Participants can register for the online lecture up on the Old Berwick Historical Society’s website. Admission is free to members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. The lecture is open to the public.


Kate McBrien is the Deputy Secretary of State for Archives at the Maine State Archives in Augusta. Before serving in this role, Kate worked at the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum in their curatorial and public engagement departments. At the State Museum, she researched and curated the award-winning exhibit "Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives" about the Malaga Island community. 


The Counting House Museum is currently closed until March. The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2021 lectures are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at  www.oldberwick.org.