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Community Lecture Series: Meddiebempsters Concert

  • 12/6/2012 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Main Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

Community Lecture Series: Meddiebempsters ConcertThe Association of Bowdoin Friends Community Lecture Series presents a special holiday concert featuring a performance by the Meddiebempsters. The Meddies will perform a program of festive songs of the season. Warm beverages and cookies will be served.

Founded in the 1937, the Meddiebempsters are the nation's third oldest a cappella group and a time-honored hallmark of Bowdoin College.

To celebrate the Meddiebempsters' 75-year anniversary, the Bowdoin's Hawthorne-Longfellow Library is currently featuring an interactive exhibition on the group, Do Re Mi. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 21.

The exhibition outlines the history of the group, including notable performances and concerts in front of VIPs, such as first lady Bess Truman and Supreme Court Justice Harold Burton 1909. It also explains the origin myths of the group's unusual name (a map of Maine, a thrown pencil, and the town of Meddybemps may all have played a part).

Learn more about the Meddiebempsters and the Association of Bowdoin Friends.