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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!

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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

Most Recent Programs

Green Acre: An

Green Acre: An "Experiment" in Eliot, Maine in the 1890s and Beyond
A talk with Dr. Anne Gordon Perry

Recorded on December 14, 2021

The Unlikeliness of It All, Part 1: An Insider's Perspective: A Small Maine Town's History of Resilience, Transformation, Collaboration, Immigration, and its Global Singularity

The Unlikeliness of It All, Part 1: An Insider's Perspective: A Small Maine Town's History of Resilience, Transformation, Collaboration, Immigration, and its Global Singularity
A book talk with Phil Nadeau

Recorded on December 7, 2021

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

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

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

General Maine History - See more

Green Acre: An

Green Acre: An "Experiment" in Eliot, Maine in the 1890s and Beyond
A talk with Dr. Anne Gordon Perry

Recorded on December 14, 2021

The Unlikeliness of It All, Part 1: An Insider's Perspective: A Small Maine Town's History of Resilience, Transformation, Collaboration, Immigration, and its Global Singularity

The Unlikeliness of It All, Part 1: An Insider's Perspective: A Small Maine Town's History of Resilience, Transformation, Collaboration, Immigration, and its Global Singularity
A book talk with Phil Nadeau

Recorded on December 7, 2021

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.