The Kennebec Historical Society is set to present “Augusta, A Visual Review,” a Facebook live presentation, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29.
The society’s archivist, Emily Schroeder, from southern China, will present an informal survey of selected Augusta monuments, sites, and events, along with photos and other materials from the society’s collections. Participants can travel back in time from the city’s birth to the next 200 or so years and discover what the society has to offer the seeker and more.
Schroeder was born in Augusta and spent most of her life in Thomaston before graduating from the University of Maine Portland-Gorham, now the University of Southern Maine, in 1978. She worked at the Maine State Library from 1980 to 2018, becoming a reference librarian. in 1988 after earning his master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Rhode Island, according to a company press release.
Another chapter in her book opened in 2007 when she assumed the duties of a specialist in genealogy and began regularly teaching courses throughout the state in this field. She started the library’s genealogy club and added an online genealogy newsletter. From 2011 to 2012, she wrote the monthly “Untangling Your Family Roots” column for Augusta’s Capital Weekly newspaper.
Shroeder joined the company in 2002. She serves on its board of directors as administrative vice president and archivist. She is co-chair of the collections committee and a member of the personnel and program committees. She also belongs to the Maine Genealogical Society and serves as co-chair of its events committee.
To view this presentation, go to facebook.com/KHS1891 at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 and the video will be broadcast live. It will also be available to watch later. Questions can be submitted in the comments during the live video presentation.
Those with questions about the program can call Scott Wood, Executive Director, at 207-622-7718.
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