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On-Demand Programs and Podcasts

Access the growing variety of online Maine Historical Society programming. Recorded content is regularly updated so bookmark this page and visit often!

Selections include interviews and presentations, research tips, K-12 lessons, and recognition celebrations.

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Podcasts

On the go, or prefer the podcast platform? Visit the MHS podcast page for a selection of unique programs and podcasts on a wide selection of historical topics!

Videos

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Categories:  | Northern Threads Series  | MHS Celebrating 200 Years Series  | BEGIN AGAIN Series  | Arts and Creativity  | General Maine History  | Nature and Agriculture  | People of Maine  | Politics, Law, and Activism  | Science, Technology, and Industry  | Mini Maine History Lessons

Most Recent Programs

Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812

Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812
Book Talk with Dr. Joshua M. Smith

Recorded on November 9, 2022

Five Portland Women Artists

Five Portland Women Artists
MHS AT 200 SERIES: A Talk with Earle Shettleworth, Jr.

Recorded on November 1, 2022

Collections Conundrums and How Genealogy Cracked the Case

Collections Conundrums and How Genealogy Cracked the Case
MHS AT 200 SERIES: A Talk with Tiffany Link

Recorded on October 18, 2022

This Land Was Saved for You and Me, a book talk

This Land Was Saved for You and Me, a book talk
How Gifford Pinchot, Frederick Law Olmsted, and a Band of Foresters Rescued America's Public Lands

Recorded on September 27, 2022

Northern Threads Series - See more

Black Fashion History in Maine: Examining the Clothing in Nineteenth-Century Photographs

Black Fashion History in Maine: Examining the Clothing in Nineteenth-Century Photographs
*NORTHERN THREADS SERIES* A Talk with Karin J. Bohleke

Recorded on August 9, 2022

From Head to Heel: Dressing in Maine in the Long 18th Century

From Head to Heel: Dressing in Maine in the Long 18th Century
*NORTHERN THREADS SERIES*

Recorded on July 26, 2022

MHS Celebrating 200 Years Series - See more

Five Portland Women Artists

Five Portland Women Artists
MHS AT 200 SERIES: A Talk with Earle Shettleworth, Jr.

Recorded on November 1, 2022

Collections Conundrums and How Genealogy Cracked the Case

Collections Conundrums and How Genealogy Cracked the Case
MHS AT 200 SERIES: A Talk with Tiffany Link

Recorded on October 18, 2022

BEGIN AGAIN Series - See more

Trans & Nonbinary Adventures in 19th century New England

Trans & Nonbinary Adventures in 19th century New England
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Jen Manion

Recorded on October 21, 2021

"All Power is Inherent in the People:" A Discussion of Maine Voting Rights
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Anne B. Gass

Recorded on October 14, 2021

Arts and Creativity - See more

Songs of Ships and Sailors

Songs of Ships and Sailors
Book talk and performance by Castlebay

Recorded on May 17, 2022

Whence these stories? <br>History in Longfellow's Poetry

Whence these stories?
History in Longfellow's Poetry

Panel discussion for Longfellow's 215 Birthday

Recorded on February 23, 2022

General Maine History - See more

Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812

Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812
Book Talk with Dr. Joshua M. Smith

Recorded on November 9, 2022

The Best Ever!: Parades in New England, 1788–1940

The Best Ever!: Parades in New England, 1788–1940
Book Talk with Jane Nylander

Recorded on September 21, 2022

Nature and Agriculture - See more

Up for Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine's Public Lands

Up for Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine's Public Lands
Book Talk with Thomas Urquhart

Recorded on June 15, 2021

<em>Voices from the Barrens</em> - a film discussion

Voices from the Barrens - a film discussion

Recorded on November 4, 2020

People of Maine - See more

MHS HISTORIAN'S FORUM: Ulster Scots Migrations in Early America

MHS HISTORIAN'S FORUM: Ulster Scots Migrations in Early America
Interactive program with Ian Saxine, Patrick Griffin, and T. H. Breen

Recorded on July 17, 2021

It's A Family Affair: A Personal Conversation about Black History in Maine

It's A Family Affair: A Personal Conversation about Black History in Maine
with Bob Greene, Garrett Stewart, Pam Cummings and Krystal Williams

Recorded on March 3, 2021

Politics, Law, and Activism - See more

Panic in the Senate: The Fight Over the Second Bank of the United States and the American Presidency

Panic in the Senate: The Fight Over the Second Bank of the United States and the American Presidency
A book talk with Michael Trapani

Recorded on July 7, 2021

We Demand - a book talk with Anne Gass

We Demand - a book talk with Anne Gass

Recorded on April 22, 2021

Science, Technology, and Industry - See more

Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry

Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry
A book talk with Michael G. Hillard

Recorded on May 4, 2021

<i>Merchants of Medicines</i>: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth-Century

Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth-Century
a book talk with Zachary Dorner

Recorded on January 27, 2021

Tips & Resources

Something for Everyone at the MHS Brown Research Library

Something for Everyone at the MHS Brown Research Library

Recorded on November 18, 2017

Mini Maine History Lessons


Learn some Maine history and try an activity in 10 minutes or less with our mini history lesson videos.