The Great Fires of 1947 destroyed a total area of 17,188 acres of wooded land on Mount Desert Island and 200,000 acres statewide. Author and storyteller Jo Radner holds a BA, MA, and PhD from Harvard University. She has published many books on a variety of historic events. The 1947 fires in Maine impacted the state and its people for years. Radner’s presentation, focused on the Brownfield area, is sure to enthrall. $5 donation. Refreshments.