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Educator Hank Lunn to portray Civil War soldier

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AUGUSTA - The Friends of the Maine State Museum hosts educator and living history interpreter Hank Lunn of Camden in the next free program in the Maine Voices from the Civil War lecture series. Lunn will present the program The Life of a Maine Soldier during the War Between the States on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Museum.

Wearing a uniform similar to that of a Union soldier, Lunn will portray the Civil War experiences of Maine soldier Myron W. Harris of Littleton, Maine. Harris joined the 20th Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers in August 1862 and fought at Little Round Top under the command of Joshua Chamberlain during the Battle of Gettysburg. In Harris's 'voice,' Lunn will tell stories of the hardship and valor of that battle, as well as the everyday life of a common Union soldier.

For over 40 years, Hank Lunn has worked in public schools in mid-coast Maine as a history teacher, school counselor and educational consultant. In the past several years, he has developed and delivered a number of Maine-related living history presentations to schools, libraries, historical societies and civic organizations.

The next presentation in the Friends of the Maine State Museum's 2013 lecture series will be on April 24 when textiles curator Madelyn Shaw will present a book signing and talk, Slave Cloth, Shoddy and Soldiers: Textiles and the Civil War.

The Friends of the Maine State Museum 2013 lecture series has been generously sponsored by the Windover Foundation, Bank of Maine and New Dimensions Federal Credit Union.

The Maine State Museum is located in Augusta, Maine in the State House Complex off State Street. For more information call (207) 287-2301 or visit the museum's website at www.mainestatemuseum.org.

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