Maine Historical Society



MHS's annual celebration Maine History Maker Award honoring innovators in Maine's food industry

Tuesday, November 13 from 5-7:30PM
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Each year Maine Historical Society recognizes an individual in Maine who has made significant contributions to the community. Our Maine History Maker Award recognizes traditions of innovation and leadership that have defined Maine throughout its history. This year, Maine Historical Society will recognize five innovators in Maine's food industry as its 2018 Maine History Maker.

This year's honorees carry forward Maine's heritage of leadership in the food industry which dates back centuries--to when Maine merchants, shipbuilders, and fishermen provided fish, agricultural products, rum, and ice to international markets, to Mainers' invention of the canning industry, to the emergence of lobsters, blueberries, and whoopie pies as iconic Maine foods. Our honorees have helped reimagine the food industry, created new products and markets, helped revitalize Maine's economy, and are enriching Maine's sense of place. They have broken trail for Maine's current food renaissance and created opportunity for all who are driving Maine's food industry today.

Our Maine History Maker honorees are:

The program features:

Join us on November 13th at the University of New England's Innovation Hall!

5:00pm: Reception with Light Fare and Cash Bar (Wine, Beer, and Other Beverages)
6:00pm: Maine History Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion

See past Maine History Makers

Become a Patron of this event or purchase your ticket here.
Or call Kate Raymond at 207 774-1822 ext. 216.



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