BANGOR – Nearly 400 fourth graders at the Fairmount and Mary Snow Schools spent time learning about Bangor’s Great Fire of 1911 by putting together a book called “What Minerva Saw”.
Minerva was a statue that was once on the head of a boat, but sat on a building on Exchange Street the day of the fire.
The book gave kids a chance to express what they learned about the fire in a creative way. But while all kids participated in the publication of the book, only so many of their pieces could actually make it into the final copy.
Now, the rest of the kids are getting a chance to put their work on display.
When we received it all and we saw the massive amount that we had, we wanted to make sure that every kid who put so much hard work into their drawing and their stuff that they authored, we wanted to be sure that they could show it and that they could bring their family and friends to see what they did. So we contacted the mall, and with our sponsor, the first, we were able to put the art show up so that the public could go and see everything that the kids worked on.
The books are now on sale for five dollars.
They are available at the Bangor historical society and the Maine discovery museum.