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 destroyed, and even the cemetery was dug up. Our exhibit, scheduled to be on display through August 21, is designed to give teachers ideas for display in the classroom and help all viewers understand the shameful history with an artistic memorial designed by HHRC Board Member and artist Stephen Black “In the Shadow of Memory – Remembering the Disposed & Dispossessed of Malaga Island.”