Fishman historic stereoview collection is topic at March 5 Gardiner Library talk

GARDINER — The Gardiner Library Association will continue its “Avis Ames Speaker Series Celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial on the Lower Kennebec Valley” with a March presentation.
All events are at 6:30 p.m. the Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. They are free and open to the public.
The Thursday, March 5, speaker is Maine State Museum Director Bernard Fishman, on Thursday, March 5. Fisham is one of the foremost national collectors of stereoviews, 19th century photographs that can be seen in 3-D when viewed through a special viewer. He will offer a Victorian evening of stereoviews of Maine just after the Civil War presented as a projection show in 3-D, with paper glasses provided.
Fishman is the author or editor of many articles and publications, most recently “A Story of Maine in 112 Objects.”