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Categories:  | 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

BEGIN AGAIN Series

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

The Atlantic Black Box Project

The Atlantic Black Box Project
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: Recovering History in New England

Recorded on September 23, 2021

Ghosts of Pineland

Ghosts of Pineland
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with William Barry

Recorded on September 16, 2021

Who Gets To Tell Story?

Who Gets To Tell Story?
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Rhea Côté Robbins

Recorded on September 9, 2021

The Know-Nothings Menace: When Hate, Fear, and Prejudice Ruled Maine and America

The Know-Nothings Menace: When Hate, Fear, and Prejudice Ruled Maine and America
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Matt Barker

Recorded on August 19, 2021

Nineteenth-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies

Nineteenth-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: Panel Discussion

Recorded on July 22, 2021

Major Episodes of Colonial Racism in Maine State Indian History and Policy

Major Episodes of Colonial Racism in Maine State Indian History and Policy
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Darren Ranco

Recorded on July 20, 2021

200 Years of Jews in Maine

200 Years of Jews in Maine
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Conversation with David Freidenreich

Recorded on June 24, 2021

From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year: Bringing the Story of Toy Len Goon Beyond the Model Minority Myth

From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year: Bringing the Story of Toy Len Goon Beyond the Model Minority Myth
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Dr. Andrea Louie

Recorded on June 17, 2021

The Coming of the Invisible People

The Coming of the Invisible People
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Bob Greene

Recorded on June 10, 2021

The Life of a Klansman

The Life of a Klansman
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Book Talk with Edward Ball

Recorded on May 26, 2021

"Doing One's First Works Over": Imagining a New America
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: A Talk with Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr.

Recorded on May 20, 2021

Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine
BEGIN AGAIN SERIES: Curator Panel Discussion

Recorded on May 12, 2021

Arts and Creativity

Murky Overhead

Murky Overhead
A Book Talk with Michael Connolly

Recorded on June 21, 2021

The Village Blacksmith

The Village Blacksmith
A book talk with John Babin

Recorded on April 8, 2021

A Century of Portland Painters, 1820 - 1920

A Century of Portland Painters, 1820 - 1920
Maine at 200 Series: A Talk with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., State Historian

Recorded on February 25, 2021

General Maine History

Kennebec Cabin Company - From the Woodshed

Kennebec Cabin Company - From the Woodshed

Recorded on November 22, 2021

The Wreck of the Steamship Portland: Rediscovering the Titanic of New England

The Wreck of the Steamship Portland: Rediscovering the Titanic of New England
A Talk with Dr. Calvin Mires

Recorded on November 17, 2021

A Man, A Horse-Drawn Wagon, and a Moving Panorama: <br>The Travels of L. E. Emerson

A Man, A Horse-Drawn Wagon, and a Moving Panorama:
The Travels of L. E. Emerson

A Talk with Peter Morelli

Recorded on November 8, 2021

Bigfoot in Maine

Bigfoot in Maine
Book Talk with Michelle Souliere

Recorded on October 13, 2021

Cooking is Community: A Look at Historic Maine Community Cookbooks

Cooking is Community: A Look at Historic Maine Community Cookbooks
A Talk with Don Lindgren, Margaret Hathaway, and Karl Schatz

Recorded on August 10, 2021

Historic Taverns and Tea Rooms of Maine

Historic Taverns and Tea Rooms of Maine
A book launch with Bill and Kathy Kenny

Recorded on June 7, 2021

199th MHS Annual Meeting

199th MHS Annual Meeting

Recorded on June 5, 2021

Mortality and Memorialization in Portland at the Time of Statehood

Mortality and Memorialization in Portland at the Time of Statehood
A Talk with Ron Romano

Recorded on April 1, 2021

Off to Maine: Early Sportsmen in the Maine Woods

Off to Maine: Early Sportsmen in the Maine Woods
A Talk with Steve Pinkham

Recorded on March 25, 2021

Maine's Bicentennial: Looking Backward and Forward - A Conversation with Colin Woodard

Maine's Bicentennial: Looking Backward and Forward - A Conversation with Colin Woodard
**MHS MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE! Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on March 11, 2021

<em>Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Segregated Churches in the Early American North</em>

Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Segregated Churches in the Early American North
- a book talk with Richard Boles

Recorded on March 4, 2021

<em>True North: Finding the Essence of Aroostook</em> - a book talk with Kathryn Olmstead

True North: Finding the Essence of Aroostook - a book talk with Kathryn Olmstead
**Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on February 18, 2021

<i>New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners</i>

New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners
A book talk with Dyke Nedrickson

Recorded on January 13, 2021

Becoming Maine - A Talk with Liam Riordan

Becoming Maine - A Talk with Liam Riordan
**Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on October 22, 2020

Connecting Maine's Capitals by Stagecoach - a talk with Leland J. Hanchett, Jr.

Connecting Maine's Capitals by Stagecoach - a talk with Leland J. Hanchett, Jr.
**Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on October 13, 2020

Mapping Maine: A conversation with Jamie Rice and Steve Bromage

Mapping Maine: A conversation with Jamie Rice and Steve Bromage
An 1822 Circle Event

Recorded on July 30, 2020

198th MHS Annual Meeting

198th MHS Annual Meeting

Recorded on June 6, 2020

<i>Lost on a Mountain in Maine</i>: 75th Anniversary

Lost on a Mountain in Maine: 75th Anniversary
with Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America

Recorded on August 16, 2014

Nature and Agriculture

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

An Apple History of Maine - a talk with John Bunker

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

Recorded on October 14, 2020

People of Maine

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

Acadiens in Maine

Acadiens in Maine
Maine at 200 Series: A Talk with Lise Pelletier

Recorded on January 21, 2021

The Princes of Portland: The Brown family of Bramhall & Thornhurst

The Princes of Portland: The Brown family of Bramhall & Thornhurst
1822 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE EXCLUSIVE!

Recorded on December 2, 2020

Pandemics in Wabanaki Communities - a conversation with James Eric Francis, Sr.

Pandemics in Wabanaki Communities - a conversation with James Eric Francis, Sr.
**Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on November 11, 2020

Liberty Men, Great Proprietors, and Maine Today: A Lecture and Conversation with Alan Taylor

Liberty Men, Great Proprietors, and Maine Today: A Lecture and Conversation with Alan Taylor
MHS MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE! **Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on October 8, 2020

Politics, Law, and Activism

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

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

Medicine in Early Maine

Medicine in Early Maine
Maine at 200 Series: A Talk with Dr. Richard Kahn

Recorded on January 7, 2021

<em>A History of Maine Railroads</em>: a book talk with author Bill Kenny

A History of Maine Railroads: a book talk with author Bill Kenny
**Maine at 200 Series**

Recorded on September 24, 2020

Tips & Resources

Mini Maine History Lessons


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