'Moving West' lectures at Hubbell Trading Post

Todd Roth/NHO

Todd Roth/NHO

Janet Fish plays pioneer fiddle music on June 24 during a multidimensional lecture presented by the Winslow Arts Council about the westward expansion of America during and after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. There were three parts. First, was the detailed examination of the Lewis and Clark expedition and Native American contributions to its success by Andrew Watson, high school teacher and expert on the subject. Second, an explanation of American folk music origins and a performance of fiddle music by Janet Fish, previous high school administrator and music teacher. Third, Eloise DeSpain gave a talk about quilt-making and westward expansion as her inspiration for a current project. She will be interviewed by the Library of Congress later this summer regarding her nationally recognized quilting. "Pioneer" cookies and popcorn were served and many reference objects were on display. The event was moderated by Sarah Smithson, current chairperson of the Winslow Arts Council.


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