John and Rosella Eason, with unidentified children, in front of their home on Malaga Island July 20, 1911.  PHOTO COURTESY OF MAINE STATE MUSEUM

Malaga Island presentation



SOUTHWEST HARBOR  Kate McBrien, currently nominated to be the Maine State Archivist, will give an online presentation about the Malaga Island community, hosted by the Southwest Harbor Public Library, on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The presentation and discussion will explore the history of the multiracial community that lived on Malaga Island off the coast of Phippsburg at the turn of the 20th century. The program examines the individuals who were part of this community and the state’s actions to evict them from their homes through the complex history of racism and eugenics in Maine.   

As curator of the awardwinning exhibition, “Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives, McBrien is a primary historian for the Malaga Island community. She has also served as the chief curator and director of public engagement at the Maine Historical Society.  

To register for this virtual talk and receive a link to the Zoom presentation, email [email protected]. For information, contact the library at (207244-7065. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *