Online series explores history of local properties

BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Heritage Trust is launching a new series called “The Story of Place,” dedicated to the memory local historian Bob Slaven.

Stories will include properties protected by Blue Hill Heritage Trust, as well as others of cultural and historic significance to the Blue Hill Peninsula. “The Story of Place” will be a series of live online presentations with special guests sharing stories of how some of the trust’s most popular properties came to be.

The series kicked off on Monday, Jan. 18, with the release of a pre-recorded talk on the famous M.K. Chase Granite Quarries in East Blue Hill by Slaven. The story of the conservation of Blue Hill Mountain with former board members instrumental in protecting large parts of the mountain, as well as the mountain’s current trail steward, will be on Jan. 21.

The Friends of Morgan Bay will tell the story of their neighborhood effort to conserve beloved land on Morgan Bay in Surry, now known as Carter Nature Preserve and the Furth & Talalay Sanctuaries, on Feb. 4. The series will continue March 11, presenting the story of Long Island with Denny Robertson, and in April with the story of the highly popular Peter’s Brook and Penny’s Nature Preserve, as told by the people who gifted the land and public access to the community and the steward who maintains the Penny’s trail system. Additional stories are planned for later in the series, details for which will be listed on the trust’s website.

This online series, which takes place via Zoom, will begin each day at 4 p.m. Participants will have the option to watch live and ask questions, or view the recordings afterward on the trust’s website.

To register for these events, visit or check out their Facebook events listing.

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