Bicentennial Discussion Group

March 15, 2020 Marks the Bicentennial of Maine’s Statehood!

To learn more about Maine’s history, the library is sponsoring a Bicentennial Discussion Group.
Dates and topics: Check back for updates.

  • CANCELED Tue, March 24, 6:30pm – Were there “two Maines” even before statehood?
  • CANCELED Tue, March 31, 6:30pm – Slavery and Maine/Missouri Compromise
  • Tue, April 7, 6:30pm – Where to draw the border?  Webster-Ashburton Treaty
  • Tue, April 14, 6:30pm – What did Maine statehood mean for Wabanaki sovereignty?
  • Tue, April 21, 6:30pm – What did Liberty and Montville look like in 1820? In 1920?

The first three sessions will be facilitated by Don Schultz, former Social Studies teacher at Mt. View High School. Wabanaki historian Maria Giouard will explore Maine’s history from the many perspectives of its multiple past and current populations during the fourth session. Montville Historical Society and Liberty Historical Society members will assist with the fifth session. The library was given an award from the Maine Bicentennial Commission to hold this program. Attend a single event or attend all.

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