Peggy Heigold Strong, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 19, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 3071 (local)
September 19 2003 (Date created)

Strong speaks about moving from Connecticut to Maine; attending Bates College; MOFGA and the Common Ground Fair; working for future husband Matthew Strong at his egg roll stand; food vendors Steve Aucoin and Tom St. John; food guidelines; her experiences as craft area coordinator; past coordinator Wendy Dumont; craft area concerns, including security, parking, electricity, and stock; craft jurors and their appointment process; craft judging; new criteria she would like implemented; vendors Susan Sherman and Tom Opper; changes over time; her experiences as a member of and chairman of the steering committee; the Maine Business Area offshoot of the craft area at the Common Ground Fair; problems in the crafts area with vendors; anti-institutionalism; personal craft projects; sign painting with Sara Brandon and Joan Sheldon; sign painting workshops; making banners for the different areas; the feasibility of acquiring new buildings either through construction or donation of preexisting ones; worker Nancy Rache; permanent sites for film, folk arts, and the blacksmith shop; volunteerism.

Creator and/or Contributor
Peggy Heigold Strong (interviewee), Anu Dudley (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Vending stands (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Craft shows (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Volunteers (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Sign painting (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Organic food movement (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Planning (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Small business owners (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Self reliance (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Temporal Coverage
1962 - 2003
Geographic Coverage
Lewiston, Maine (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Ellsworth, Maine (Geonames)
Connecticut, United States (Geonames)
Windsor, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Peggy Heigold Strong (interviewee)
Anu Dudley (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Matthew Strong (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 3071