The Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum (FASM) and the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society will jointly sponsor a speakers’ series on four Sunday afternoons at the museum during the tourist season.

Each event is free, though donations will be graciously accepted.

The series has been titled the Sid Emery Memorial Forum after the late Sidney Emery, a member of both organizations, who died at the age of 101. Sid Emery lived in Springvale for more than 60 years and had many connections with Alfred.

All talks will be held at the Alfred Shaker Museum unless specified otherwise.

The historical society’s web site is at

2023 Emery Memorial Forum


May 7 Speakers’ Series — Franco-American Music with fiddler Don Roy and pianist Cindy LaBrecque at the Sanford Historical Society.
June 10 Speakers’ Series — Author Dale Potter-Clark, The Underground Railroad.
July 23 Speakers’ Series — Maine storyteller Gary Crocker.
October 14 Speakers’ Series — Maine food expert Sandy Oliver.
October 22 Speakers’ Series — Composer Greg Hall. Marvelous, a Musical Opera and the Oz Problem

To see the Speakers’ Series details on the poster, click here.

Previous Speakers’ Series Videos

To see videos of previous talks from our Speakers’ Series, look here.