Maine's French & Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum
Join us for a series of Maine history events in the six months leading up to Maine's Bicentennial.
In March, join us for "Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum," presented by Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young.
Between 1675 and 1760 the Maine frontier was ravaged by a series of six wars involving the native people and the English-speaking colonists. Explore the history of this eighty-year conflict with historic interpreters from Maine’s French and Indian Wars. Taking a different approach to living history, Maine’s French and Indian Wars provides topics-based presentations combining period documents, images and items with period attired historians to furnish an interactive, museum-like, educational experience.
Through the perspective of a 1750’s soldier and a 1600’s farmer/settler, Maine’s French and Indian Wars tells the story of war on the Maine frontier from its origins to its conclusion. Learn how issues concerning trade and land contributed to the intercultural tensions which led to perhaps the darkest and most tragic period in Maine history. Delve into the history of the six wars and their impact on both the native and English-speaking inhabitants of early Maine.
Maine's French and Indian Wars was founded in 2016 by Mark Rohman and Mike Dekker, providing educational outreach by giving presentations at area nonprofits on Maine's history from the mid-1600's to the mid-1750's.
Rohman has a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and has been doing living history since 2004. Dekker is the author of "Maine's French and Indian Wars" and works as an educator in the Brunswick school system; he has been doing living history since 2004. Craig Young is a retired member of the mental health field and has been doing living history since the 1990s.
SEE BELOW FOR THE FULL LIST OF LITHGOW'S MAINE HISTORY EVENTS:
MONDAY, OCT 7, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
From Slavery to Maine / Candace Kanes
MONDAY, NOV 8, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike / Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD
MONDAY, DEC 9, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage / Anne Gass
SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2020 @ 2:00 PM (SNOW DATE JAN 18)
Exploring Wabanaki Maine History / Maine-Wabanaki REACH
MONDAY, FEB 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM (SNOW DATE FEB 26)
Bluegrass Concert Featuring Maine Music / Sandy River Ramblers
MONDAY, MAR 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum / Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young