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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

American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850

American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850
Book Talk with Alan Taylor

Recorded on April 26, 2022

Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History

Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History
*NORTHERN THREADS SERIES* Book Talk with Richard Thompson Ford

Recorded on April 13, 2022

Unpacking the Past: Fashions from the Maine Historical Society Collection

Unpacking the Past: Fashions from the Maine Historical Society Collection
*MHS and NORTHERN THREADS CELEBRATING 200 YEARS*

Recorded on March 22, 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

Northern Threads Series - See more

Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History

Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History
*NORTHERN THREADS SERIES* Book Talk with Richard Thompson Ford

Recorded on April 13, 2022

Unpacking the Past: Fashions from the Maine Historical Society Collection

Unpacking the Past: Fashions from the Maine Historical Society Collection
*MHS and NORTHERN THREADS CELEBRATING 200 YEARS*

Recorded on March 22, 2022

MHS Celebrating 200 Years Series - See more

Faces of Statehood: Photographs in the Maine Historical Society Collections - With Earle Shettleworth, Jr.

Faces of Statehood: Photographs in the Maine Historical Society Collections - With Earle Shettleworth, Jr.
*MHS CELEBRATING 200 YEARS SERIES*

Recorded on February 2, 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

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

Murky Overhead

Murky Overhead
A Book Talk with Michael Connolly

Recorded on June 21, 2021

General Maine History - See more

American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850

American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850
Book Talk with Alan Taylor

Recorded on April 26, 2022

Peaks Island: Past and Present

Peaks Island: Past and Present
Book Talk with Kimberly Erico MacIsaac

Recorded on February 8, 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.