History professor to bring Maine's story to life Aug. 10

Aug 06, 2019

Thomaston — The General Henry Knox Museum, 30 High St., will welcome Liam Riordan, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of Maine Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. He will speak in the Oval Room of the museum, and a reception will follow.

Maine will celebrate its statehood bicentennial next year and Riordan has been deeply involved in preparations for this event. He has been researching and lecturing on Maine history and the road to statehood for Maine and has led and participated in a number of symposia on this topic. His talk at the museum is titled, “Brainstorming the Bicentennial: Past and Present Perspectives on Maine at 200."

Riordan received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty at the University of Maine since 1997. As a Fulbright Scholar, he attended the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 2012, where he researched transatlantic trade issues related to the American Revolution. He has published numerous scholarly articles about the Revolutionary period, with a concentration on American Loyalism during the Revolution.

The talk is free, with donations accepted. All proceeds support and benefit the museum and its educational programs. For more information and to reserve a seat, call the museum office at 354-8062.

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