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Past Programs and Podcasts

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Podcasts

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Videos

Events & Presentations

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

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

Acadiens in Maine

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

Recorded on January 21, 2021

Medicine in Early Maine

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

Recorded on January 7, 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

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

Voices from the Barrens - a film discussion

Recorded on November 4, 2020

Becoming Maine - A Talk with Liam Riordan

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

Recorded on October 22, 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

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

Maine's Home Movies film screening discussion with Sian Evans

Maine's Home Movies film screening discussion with Sian Evans
In partnership with Northeast Historic Film & Farthest Films

Recorded on July 23, 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

Book Talks

The Village Blacksmith

The Village Blacksmith
A book talk with John Babin

Recorded on April 8, 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

<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

Dialogues & Interviews

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

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

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

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

Past Maine History Maker Award events

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.