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POSTPONED: Maine history talk – South Portland, Maine – May 26
May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UPDATE: Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in Cumberland County, Maine, this event has been postponed. Further details to come.
UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for Sept. 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm.
I’ll be speaking about the past, present and future of coastal Maine in South Portland on Thursday, May 26th. This a rescheduled talk originally intended to have been delivered during Maine’s Bicentennial summer of 2020 which, of course, became instead Maine’s pandemic summer of 2020. It’s free and open to the public. Nonesuch Books will be on hand to sell books, which I’m happy to sign.
Here’s a description:
The Lobster Coast: The past, present and future of coastal Maine
Colin Woodard shares the backstory of Maine, a harrowing and little understood saga of war and betrayal, of clashing empires and ethnic cleansing, of civil war and colonial occupation by Massachusetts of what had been a separate province. These events shaped Mainers as a people and explain some of the culture’s most impressive virtues and most frustrating faults, as well as the still fraught relationship between this land’s real natives and the rest of us whose families came “from away” at some point in the past four hundred years.