The Story of Malaga Island

The story of Malaga Island is a sad one, and one that many of us may be familiar with. But for those of you who are unaware (or who may have forgotten) of the injustices that happened to this island community off of Maine’s coast, we encourage you to learn more about it.

We also encourage you to also explore Maine State Museum’s online resource as well, which includes a variety of historical photographs and pictures of artifacts, and more. The Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives exhibition at the Museum is now closed.

Free the evening of February 29th? The Pejepscot History Center is hosting their annual meeting accompanied by a presentation on Malaga Island. The presentaion will be led by Kate McBrien, who ‘serves as the Maine State Archivist, overseeing the archival preservation and management of state records at the Maine State Archives in Augusta. Before this role, Kate worked at the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum in their curatorial and public engagement departments. At the State Museum, she researched and curated the award-winning exhibit “Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives” about the Malaga Island community.’ Learn more about their event here.


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