Maine Historical Society is relaunching its Bicentennial public programming with a new virtual series, Maine at 200, through March 2021.

The series will feature live conversations and panels on topical issues with prominent speakers, historians and authors, including Earle Shettleworth Jr., Colin Woodard, and Lise Pelletier.

Maine at 200, which is broadcast via Zoom, will explore how Maine became a state in 1820, what that has meant to Maine people and how 13,000 years of history shape the issues that matter to Mainers today. The series reflects MHS’s work to preserve and share Maine’s story, and to recognize experiences, perspectives and contributions of all Maine people.

Selections from MAINE AT 200 Speaker Series include:

Jan. 21: Acadians in Maine, hosted by Director of the Acadian Archives University of Maine–Fort Kent, Lise Pelletier.

Feb. 25: Maine Art Collection at MHS, hosted by State Historian Earle Shettleworth Jr.

March 11: Maine’s Bicentennial: Looking Backward and Forward, hosted by award-winning author and journalist Colin Woodard.

Programs run from 6 to 7 p.m. on the dates listed. For the complete schedule of programs with details and how to register, viewers can visit mainehistory.org/programs or call 774-1822. Unless otherwise noted on the website, programs are free and open to all.