Cushing Historical Society meets (at) Langlais

Jun 01, 2018

Cushing — The monthly meeting of the Cushing Historical Society will take place Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road.

The preserve is a nature and sculpture park celebrating Bernard “Blackie” Langlais' legacy and the natural resources of the Cushing Peninsula. For more than 60 years, Langlais’ magnificent 13-foot horse, his first outdoor work, has been perched high on the ledge by his house and workshop, a landmark to all visiting Cushing. Now, with the combined effort of Colby College and the Georges River Land Trust, the property has been improved and the bigger-than-life statues can be seen and enjoyed by all.

Society members, family and friends and community members will be treated to a tour led by Cynthia Trone of the Georges River Land Trust. Following the tour, the group will gather in the barn to view other Langlais works, some of which have never been seen by the public. The evening will culminate with a circle discussion sharing any personal stories of “Blackie” and his art.

A donation will be welcomed. Attendees are advised to bring insect repellant for a safe and comfortable experience.

The July 12th meeting will take place at the Historical Society's Meeting House on Hawthorn Point Road. Win Reber will return with a presentation titled The Life of Bernard Langlais.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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