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Belfast Historical Society

July 2020

Bicentennial Lecture

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What Do We Want History to Do to Us?: Maine's Bicentennial and Commemoration  A presentation with Liam Riordan, Professor of History, University of Maine. This illustrated presentation and discussion explores Maine’s long statehood process that culminated in 1820 with separation from Massachusetts. That struggle engaged a range of challenging public issues that are still recognizable today.  Four broad themes that bridge 200 years in telling ways include: the “two Maines” and sharp partisan conflict the explosive place of slavery vis-a-vis…

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