Tales of Island Life

Then and Now

 

Peaks Island Elementary School, grades 4/5, 2013

 

Peaks Island has been through many eras, and students heard tales of them first hand from their island neighbors. Gig Hasson (below) was the last "ice man" to cut ice from local ponds, and Angela, the school's janitor, laid claim to being the first girl to jump off the pier. They heard tales of the WWII gun battery, and when the island used to be a summer amusement park.

 

 

Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch ply panels

 

collaborators: Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, the Maine Historical Society and island elders

 

grant support: Maine Community Foundation (Peaks Island Fund)