Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

Past Programs

An Apple History of Maine - a talk with John Bunker
**Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on October 14, 2020

The program was recorded on October 14, 2020. For 45 years John Bunker has been pulling over by the side of the road to marvel at ancient apple trees, has picked his way through old books and diaries, hung out with old timers, grafted new trees, and made lots of pies, sauce and cider in his quest to re-discover and the identify the forgotten apple varieties of Maine. This unique talk explores the history of apple farming in Maine's 16 counties from its colonial beginnings to the present.