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Ed Churchill

Ed Churchill, Chief Curator, Maine State Museum

A native of Wisconsin, Ed Churchill received his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. He completed his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maine. Joining the Maine State Museum in 1971 as a historical researcher, Ed became Curator of Decorative Arts in 1978 and was assigned to his present position as Chief Curator in 1985. Ed has done extensive research on early north-eastern America, New England and Maine history and has been co-editor and contributor to two books, American Beginnings: Exploration, Culture and Cartography in the Land of Norumbega (1994) and Maine, The Pine Tree State from Prehistory to Present (1995) and has written several articles on early Maine and the northeast.

Dave Cheever

Dave Cheever, Editorial Editor, Central Maine Newspapers

Dave Cheever has extensive involvement in a variety of Maine media. Formerly a gubernatorial press secretary and public information liaison with the Department of Attorney General, Cheever has also been a freelance television producer, radio news director, and television sports director. An award winning reporter and columnist for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, he is a resident of Augusta. Dave grew up in Bangor and attended Bangor High School.

Duluth

Duluth "Dude" Wing, Historian

Duluth Wing was born in Flagstaff in 1928. He and his family were moved from their home in 1949 when the town of Flagstaff was flooded by Central Maine Power Company to create a dam-controlled watershed for hydroelectric power. Duluth enjoys local history and has paddled, poled, and portaged from Fort Western in Augusta to Quebec City, tracing Benedict Arnold's route. He helped found the Arnold Historical Society, which preserves the Arnold Route for future generations. Duluth is a retired warden and forest ranger with 34 years service to the state of Maine.

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HISTORY TIMELINE | ARTS & CULTURE TIMELINE | NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE | CLASSROOM | HISTORY LINKS | SITE INDEX

 

HOME: The Story of Maine on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network was made in partnership with the Maine State Museum. Major funding was provided by the  Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency committed to fostering innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning. Additional funding provided by Elsie Viles.
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