Historical Society begins the Bicentennial with author Nov. 16

Nov 09, 2019
Source: Ann Morris Pulitzer price finalist Colin Woodward will share his written works on Maine's European history to the public.

Rockland — The Rockland Historical Society has invited award-winning author and journalist Colin Woodard to speak at the society’s annual meeting about Maine’s earliest years. The meeting will be held at the Sail Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Woodard is a state and national affairs journalist for Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram. Woodard’s talk: “Maine before and after Statehood: How Maine’s Past Informs the Present and Shapes the Future,” will celebrate the history and character of the early settlers of Maine, and explain how those historical roots inform much of the Maine character today.

To preserve and share Woodard’s talk during the bicentennial year of 2020, videographer Craig Mathieson will film the talk and produce DVDs for Oceanside High School, the Rockland Public Library, the Maine State Library, and Maine Coast TV.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

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