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Museum L-A will be hosting a book signing event with David A. Sargent on Saturday, August 21st from 1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm with a brief presentation of his book, "Remembering Lewiston-Auburn on the Mighty Androscoggin", at 2:00 pm. Sargent's remarks will include how people from many countries have been drawn to the Twin Cities. The museum will be open free of charge from 10:00 to 4:00 as part of the annual Lewiston-Auburn Balloon Festival Celebration. Complimentary tours of the museum will also be available.

The event is being sponsored by Androscoggin Bank as the final "Voices" lecture in a three-part series held in conjunction with the Museum's Rivers Immigration: Peoples of the Androscoggin exhibit.

David A. Sargent is a native of Auburn, Maine. He has pursued a lifelong interest in writing and history which was built on the Maine-flavored poetry and journalism of his father, brother, and aunt. In the 1960's he was a general assignment reporter for the Lewiston Daily Sun. In recent years, he founded, edited and published Business Focus, a monthly newspaper. Sargent has carefully chronicled the history of Maine communities in his "River Views" columns which have appeared twice monthly in the Lewiston Sun Journal since 2005. He presents this collection from the early industrial days to the modern splendor of the balloon festival in "Remembering Lewiston-Auburn on the Mighty Androscoggin."

Sargent lives with his wife, Judy, on historic family farm built by his great-grandfather after the Civil War. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.

For further information contact Museum L-A at 207-333-3881.