The May Scarborough Historical Society monthly meeting will be May 6th, 2:00 pm, at the Scarborough Public Library. After a short business meeting, guest speaker Jason C. Libby will talk about Maine’s involvement in World War I.
More than 35,000 men and women from Maine joined the armed forces in 1917-1918 to fight in aid of America’s European allies against Germany. Mainers provided vital support through war-related industries, such as shipbuilding, munitions, and textiles. Mainers on the home front also donated bandages, books, and comforts of home to the troops “over there.”
Jason C. Libby is the author of several local histories. He has worked in historic preservation and currently serves as a member of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and as an adjunct history faculty member. He is the co-author with Earle G. Shettleworth of Maine in World War I, an Arcadia publication.