Maine Bicentennial Calendar

Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum

< Back to Calendar

Date: March 9, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta ME 04330

View the event website

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, October 7, 2019 @ 6:30
From Slavery to Maine
Candace Kanes

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 6:30
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike
Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD

Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 6:30
Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage
Anne Gass

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 2
(Snow date January 18)
Exploring Wabanaki Maine History
Maine-Wabanaki REACH

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 6:30
(Snow date February 26)
Bluegrass Concert Featuring Maine Music
Sandy River Ramblers

Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 6:30
Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum
Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young
Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum