The Friends of the Somerville Public Library present a screeening of "In The Blood", a documentary film that illustrates the life, skills & character of the turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen & river drivers.
Creator Sumner McKane has scoured Maine's archives, museums and historical societies, for films, photographs, and oral histories - to explicate the life, work, and character of the Maine lumbermen and river drivers. The material discovered had gone unseen or heard for years. The oral histories, the tales, stories, and interviews- told by the men themselves- are honest and raw, and invoke emotion and disbelief. 73 mins.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own stories or camp recipes to share. Social hour to follow.
Further info at the event page; https://www.facebook.com/events/471967062841097/
The Friends of the Somerville Public Library is a not-for-profit organization that helps the library and its branches to provide programs, services and materials not covered by the library's normal operating budget. It is 100% staffed by volunteers.