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Featured Interviews on "A Place Apart"

Elsie Gibson     Elsie Gibson raised four sons while running Libby Camps after her husband died in 1959. She ran the camp until 1977 when she sold them to her son, Matt Libby.

Christina Tree     Christina Tree has been travelling and vacationing in Maine since her childhood and writing about it for the Boston Globe for nearly 30 years. She's the co-author of Explorer's Guides to Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire, along with Best Places to Stay in New England. A resident of Boston, she was the first writer to receive the New England Innkeepers Award.

Sally & Jim Littlefield

Sally and Jim Littlefield are fourth generation innkeepers of the Oakland House in Brooksville. The original inn was opened in 1889 and is now an extensive complex of buildings on Eggemoggin Reach.

Richard D'Abate

Richard D'Abate is the Executive Director of the Maine Historical Society. Formerly the Associate Director of the Maine Humanities Council, he directed the Land Of Norumbega Project: Maine in the Age of Exploration, Encounter and Settlement. The project produced, among other things, the book American Beginnings, and The Century Project: Modern Times in Maine and America: 1890-1930.

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MAINE IN PRINT | EARLY EXPLORERS & MYTHS | VACATIONLAND | FEATURED INTERVIEWS | TRANSCRIPT

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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