Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

Past Programs and Podcasts

On this page:   Podcasts  | Events & Presentations  | Book Talks  | Dialogues & Interviews  | Tips & Resources
 | Mini Maine History Lessons

Access the growing variety of online Maine Historical Society programming. Recorded content is regularly updated for you to watch and listen for the first time—or enjoy again—so bookmark this page and visit often!

Selections include virtual programs on special topics and guest interviews, research tips, youth lesson activities, and videos of in-person events, talks and recognition celebrations.

To view a video, click on a thumbnail image. The video will then open on a separate page for you to watch, download, or share.

Podcasts

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

Videos

Events & Presentations


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Voices from the Barrens - a film discussion

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Becoming Maine - a talk with Liam Riordan

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

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An Apple History of Maine - a talk with John Bunker

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Mémère's Notebook - A Night of Acadian Music with Robert Sylvain

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The Great Upheaval of 1675-1725: How Wars, Rebellions, and Refugee Crises Shaped Early America. Two parts.

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Annual Olmsted Lecture: Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes

Book Talks


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A History of Maine Railroads: a book talk with author Bill Kenny

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Cross of Snow - A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: a book talk with author Nicholas A. Basbanes

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Lost on a Mountain in Maine: 75th anniversary event including memories from Donn Fendler

Dialogues & Interviews


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

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Mapping Maine: A conversation with Jamie Rice and Steve Bromage, both of Maine Historical Society. An 1822 Circle Event.

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

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Maine's Complex Relationship with the Slave Economy & the Global Slave Trade with Dr. Kate McMahon, Museum Specialist and Jamie Rice, MHS Dir. of Collections & Research

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Acadians in Maine: A Conversation with Lise Pelletier, Director, Archives Acadiennes, University of Maine, Fort Kent, and Tilly Laskey, MHS Curator

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Pandemics in Maine—Then and Now: A Conversation with Dr. Richard Kahn and Steve Bromage

Past Maine History Maker Award events


Mini Maine History Lessons


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