EASTBROOK — A local team has completed a film that features an oral history given by 97-year-old Madeline Merchant and includes some early and 20th century history of her hometown of Eastbrook. With help from Merchant and her family and friends, the community organizer and interviewer, Norma Hardison, assembled a collection of old photographs of the town and its people.
The photos capture the flavor of Merchant’s time from the 1930s on. She also shared her early childhood memories of growing up in Presque Isle. Dr. Nancy Alexander served as project director and historian, and Dylan Howard, a student from the Hancock County Technical Center rounds out the team.
The film will be shown Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Eastbrook Community Center. It is free and open to the public. Coffee and dessert will be available.
The oral history project and program is sponsored by the Union Watershed Coalition and its Community Outreach Grant Program.
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