Maine Statehood And The Bicentennial: Liam Riordan-- POSTPONED
Inspired by American Independence, challenged by Massachusett's physical and cultural distance, and determined to make a life from the District of Maine's forests and shores, the people who lived within this frontier of New England forged a path to statehood two hundred years ago. Maine entered statehood in an uneasy compromise over the balance of free and slave states, and Massachusetts treaties with Wabanaki people also required negotiation. Liam Riordan, Professor of History from the University of Maine will explore these themes with an engaging, illustrated presentation on the struggle for statehood. Enjoy a delicious slice of Maine's "First Flag" birthday cake, from Reilly's Bakery, after the talk!