Winter Wisdom Lecture Series Presents Rev. Robert Ives; 2/12/14


By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,704)

Every winter Midcoast Senior College presents a series of lectures that are informative and often inspiring.   The free and open to the public lectures are given at the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick between 12:15 – 1:45 pm on Wednesdays.

While the series is close to ending for this winter, it’s worth noting that on Wednesday, February 12, the Rev. Robert Ives will be giving an illustrated talk on the two years during the 1970s when he and his late wife, Ruth, were minister-teachers on Monhegan Island.  Rev. Ives will discuss the island’s history, fishing community, art colony and a number of figures who have shaped that history including Theodore Edison, Jamie Wyeth and Ray Phillips, the Hermit of Manana.  Rev. Ives graduated from Bowdoin College and holds a Master of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh.  He currently serves in the newly created position of Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Bowdoin.  In addition to serving as minister at the Monhegan Island Community Church, he has held similar positions at other area churches. MOST NOTABLY, he is the founder of The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, an apprenticeship – school in Pemaquid committed to building boats, nurturing lives and serving others.  Rev.Ives and wife, Phyllis, live in Pemaquid  Harbor.

February 26th is a Snow Make-up day.

The Curtis Memorial library is located at 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick Me. This lecture series is sponsored by the Highlands, Topsham.  For more information, please visit