Kennebec Historical Society’s July 17 topic is ‘Midcoast Maine in World War II’

AUGUSTA — Peggy Konitzky, author of “Midcoast Maine in World War II,” will talk about what life was like at home during the war years at the next meeting of the Kennebec Historical Society Wednesday, July 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Jewett Hall Auditorium, 46 University Drive.
The program will include stories and vivid photographs about how ordinary people handled worry about loved ones, rationing, price controls, civilian defense drills, food shortages, blackouts and more.
Konitzky is the Historic New England Midcoast Maine site manager. She manages Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell House in Wiscasset, the Bowman Estate in Dresden and Marrett House in Standish.
She holds a degree in history from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, a master’s degree in business administration from New York University and a certificate in museum studies from Tufts University. Originally from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Konitzky has held a number of positions in museum and historic preservation nonprofits in Maine since beginning her second career in 2001.
The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted. The presentation will be followed by some light refreshments.