Maine’s bicentennial is fast upon us, and I have a thing or two to say about how our state’s experiences as a colony of a colony set the stage for statehood in 1820 and a variety of cultural strengths and pathologies every since.
If you live near the western shores of Penobscot Bay, I’ll be giving a talk on all this in Rockland on November 16. The talk is hosted by the Rockland Historical Society, held at the Sail Power and Steam Museum, supported by the Maine Bicentennial Commission, and kicks off at 4pm. It’s free and open to the public.
You can find more details via this Village Soup article.
I’ll be speaking and writing about Maine’s historical legacy in the coming months and will post updates here.