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Musical History of Swan's Island at Island Institute Open House

Stories and Music from Swan's Island

Former Island Institute fellow Meghan Vigeant will present a Musical History of Swan's Island at 1pm on Friday, August 8th during the Open House at Island Institute in Rockland, ME. Come experience the stories, song recordings, and photos from the Swan's Island Memory Project. It's church choirs and family bands, hootenannies and record hops in twenty minutes.

Listen to a sample

1:00 pm: A Musical History of Swan's Island, a presentation by former Island fellow Meghan Vigeant, will feature songs, stories and photos from the Swan's Island Memory Project. 2:00 pm: Learn about one of our elementary education programs, the Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative (and hear from the students!) with staff member and former Monhegan Island teacher Jessie Campbell.   3:00 - 5:00 pm: View portraits and hear stories and memories recorded from Maine fishermen by our friends at the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association in a project co-sponsored by the Island Institute. 4:00 pm: Energy Associate Brooks Winner will talk about island energy challenges and demonstrate a few tricks and tools for weatherization and energy efficiency on islands.

1:00 pm: A Musical History of Swan's Island, a presentation by former Island fellow Meghan Vigeant, will feature songs, stories and photos from the Swan's Island Memory Project.

2:00 pm: Learn about one of our elementary education programs, the Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative (and hear from the students!) with staff member and former Monhegan Island teacher Jessie Campbell.  

3:00 - 5:00 pm: View portraits and hear stories and memories recorded from Maine fishermen by our friends at the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association in a project co-sponsored by the Island Institute.

4:00 pm: Energy Associate Brooks Winner will talk about island energy challenges and demonstrate a few tricks and tools for weatherization and energy efficiency on islands.

Dancers at the Odd Fellows Hall, Swan's Island, late 1940's

Dancers at the Odd Fellows Hall, Swan's Island, late 1940's


Earlier Event: March 8
Memoir from Memorabilia
Later Event: August 23
Show & Tell {Rockland}