Talk & Pop-Up Exhibition: Capt. George G. Kair and The Scandinavians of Maine
A recent gift to MHS, donated through the Grime family descendants of Capt. George G. Kair (Kjar) and his wife Rebecca Orde, offers a glimpse of Scandinavian families new to Maine during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Kair gift includes a sublime painting by Portland artist George M. Hathaway of The Bark Alice, Capt. Kair’s vessel. Created by one of Maine’s foremost marine artists, the painting speaks to both her Danish-born captain and his family life in Portland.
The Kair collection is one of many fine examples of Scandinavian heritage within our collections. This evening’s talk by MHS Research Historian William Barry will feature exhibited highlights within a companion mini-exhibit “Recreating Hygge: Scandinavians in the Pine Tree State."
6:00 – 7:00 pm