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40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is a photographic exhibit created by Howard G. Buffet in partnership with the Newseum. The exhibit is currently on display at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine through March 22nd. The process of photographing the effects of hunger throughout the world also inspired a best-selling…

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80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Two Holocaust survivors will speak Friday, November 9, at 12:30 pm at the Michael Klahr Center on the University of Maine at Augusta campus.  Friday marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous night of broken glass that marked a turning point from hateful rhetoric and discrimination to violence. Maine Holocaust survivors Edith Lucas Pagelson…

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Everyday Maine

September 8th – December 14th, 2018 HHRC – Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta Augusta—On Saturday, September 8 from 2 to 5, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine opens a new exhibit, Everyday Maine, featuring over 190 photographs from 74 Maine photographers. Curated by Bruce Brown, the…

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Beau-frog

Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault April 13 – August, 2018 Michael Klahr Center Exhibit Space The HHRC is thrilled to present Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault, a spring exhibition of cartoon drawings, political commentary, Franco-American cultural exploration, and personal discovery. In the 1970s and 1980s, Madawaska, Maine native Peter Archambault (1939-2015) was staff…

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Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives

This exhibit tells the story of Malaga Island, a mixed race community off the coast of Maine that was destroyed by the State of Maine in one of our state’s most shameful acts. Residents were forcibly evicted and eight islanders were involuntarily committed to the Maine School for the Feeble-Minded. The homes and school were…

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