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Speaking on Maine’s past, present and future at Maine Historical Society, Mar. 11

  The pandemic messed with Maine’s 200th anniversary celebrations last year, but the Maine Historical Society has rebooted their Bicentennial speaker series this winter and made it virtual. I’m pleased… Read more »

Coronavirus in Maine: a remarkably successful summer imperiled by defiant pastor’s wedding

Maine managed to host a summer tourist season without epidemiological incidents, something of a miracle in and of itself and testimony to the commitment of Mainers and visitors alike to… Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s past and Lobster Coast via the Schoodic Institute, Sept.8

On September 8 at 7pm Eastern, I’ll be talking about the backstory of Maine on the occasion of its Bicentennial: a harrowing and little understood saga of war and betrayal,… Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s formative history (virtually), August 20 via Biddeford Pool Summer Speaker Series

This Thursday, August 20, I’ll be speaking on, well, why Maine and Mainers are they way they are and how events centuries ago shaped our fundamental, postcolonial character.It’s the subject… Read more »

Traveling via book? Lonely Planet recommends Lobster Coast for Maine

The pandemic has us all grounded, with transportation cut back, unnecessary travel dangerous, and most international borders sealed off. But the folks at Lonely Planet, the travel guide company whose… Read more »

Colony Chapter 4: the squatters rise up against Boston’s Land Barons

Maine is celebrating the bicentennial of its statehood this year, but the story of our beginnings lies in the millennia and centuries that preceded March 15th, 1820, the day we… Read more »

Colony, Chapter 3: Massachusetts’ conquest of Maine

Maine is celebrating the bicentennial of its statehood this year, but the story of our beginnings lies in the millennia and centuries that preceded March 15th, 1820, the day we… Read more »

Colony, Chapter 2: Maine and Massachusetts were different from the start

Maine is celebrating the bicentennial of its statehood this year, but the story of our beginnings lies in the millennia and centuries that preceded March 15th, 1820, the day we… Read more »

Colony, a six-part series on Maine’s long path to statehood

Maine is celebrating the bicentennial of its statehood this year, but the story of our beginnings lies in the millennia and centuries that preceded March 15th, 1820, the day we… Read more »

Speaking on history of immigration in Maine, Portland, Jan. 18

Portland Ovations is convening a panel discussion on the history of immigration in Maine on January 18th at the Maine Historical Society in Portland, and I’m pleased to be taking… Read more »