Ann Morris, curator of the Rockland Historical Society, will present an illustrated talk on “The Cultural Heritage of Rockland,” at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., July 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Morris will examine what makes Rockland unique, what it means to be from Rockland. She will look at its early industries: lime, granite, shipbuilding, trading, fishing and farming, all of which depended on industriousness and blue-collar hard work.

She will talk about the variety of ethnic groups that have enriched the heritage of Rockland. She will mention the many institutions and organizations that filled the community’s hunger for culture. Morris will remind the audience of the Rockland artists, musicians and Pulitzer Prize winners who rose from hard-working blue-collar backgrounds to become famous.

Following the talk the audience will be invited to adjourn to the Rockland Historical Society Museum room for conversation and refreshments.

The talk is cosponsored by the Rockland Historical Society and the Rockland Public Library. For more information, call 594-0310.