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St. John Valley Senior College announces a visit to Micmac Nation Museum and farm

St. John Valley Senior College is offering a “A Visit to the Micmac Nation Museum and the Micmac Farm” in Presque Isle. Attendees will see artifacts from the history and culture of the Micmacs, the Native American people that inhabited the northern part of Maine.

The attendees will learn about the Micmac people and how they lived in our area before the arrival of Europeans. Of special interest is seeing the collection of hand-made baskets ranging from their well-known potato baskets to specialty use baskets.

 The afternoon will include a visit to the Micmac Farm and the Fish Hatchery. Attendees will not only learn about vegetable, berry, and fruit gardening but also raising fish. There will also be an opportunity to purchase produce and goods at their store. 

This field trip will take place on Friday, Sept. 9 starting at 10 a.m. Participants will carpool from the UMFK Sports Center Parking Lot at 8:30 a.m. 

 Senior College is a program designed for people who are over 50 years of age, like to remain active and have a keen interest in learning. They offer classes, workshops, and field trips with a goal of making learning fun while not having to worry about homework, exams, or grades.

 Information and registration for Senior College classes is available through the Valley Unified Continuing Education Office at the Fort Kent Community High School. You can go in person or call 207-834-3536 for more information.

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