Mid-Coast Maine History 1820-2020
A year long lecture series celebrating 200 years of Maine History with the following institutions; Bath Historical Society, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Maine’s First Ship, Maine Maritime Museum, Patten Free Library, and Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc.
Jan. 11 – Sat. 2:00pm, Maine Maritime Museum* Christopher Timm “A Frozen Kingdom: Commerce & Pleasure in the Maine Winter.”
Feb. 15 – Sat. 10:30am, Bath Historical Society Christopher Timm
“Bath’s Ship-Owning Princes”
Mar. 5 – Thur. 6:00pm, Maine Maritime Museum* Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist “The Effect of Climate Change on Maine’s Infamous Winters”
Mar. 28 – Sat. 10:30am, Patten Free Library Robin A. S. Haynes “Reading William Wadsworth’s Diary: Bath in the 1860s”
Apr. 18 – Sat. 10:30am, Bath Historical Society
Earl Shettleworth, Jr.
“The Many Faces of William King, Maine’s First Governor”
Apr. 21 – Tues. 6:30pm, Patten Free Library Candace Kanes
“Thousands of Voices: Seeking the Vote for Maine Women”
May 7 – Thur. 6:00pm, Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc.
Amy Cole Ives and Tony Castro
“A Mystery Solved:
Reconstructuring the Lost Ornamental Paint Scheme
at the Winter Street Church”
May 11 – Mon. 6:30pm, Patten Free Library
“Voting Down the Rose:
Florence Brooks Whitehouse
and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage”
Jun. 4 – Thur. 6:30pm, Maine’s First Ship
Dr. Jeffrey Brain
“The Virginia in Context:
The History & Archaeology of Popham Colony
& Ft. St. George”
Jun. 11 – Thur. 6:30pm, Maine’s First Ship
Jul. 7 – Tues. 6:30pm, Patten Free Library
Showing of the film “Dawnland”
Aug. 20 – Thur. 6:00pm, Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.
“Bath and Midcoast Interiors at Statehood:
Great Houses and Great Things”
Sept. 19 – Sat. 10:30am, Bath Historical Society
John A. “Jay” Robbins, Jr.
“Lt. Lorena Reed Protheroe:
A Blue-Water Woman from the Kennebec”
Sept. 23 – Wed. 6:30pm, Patten Free Library
“Songs of Women’s Suffrage”
Oct. 21 – Wed. 6:30pm, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
Dr. Richard Judd
“Reflections on Editing the Historical Atlas of Maine”
Nov. 10 – Tues. 6:00pm, Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.
“The National Register Program Illustrated
by Listed Sagadahoc County Properties”
Dec. 3 – Thur. 6:00pm, Maine Maritime Museum*
“Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding:
Talk and Book Signing”
These organizations will have other events related to Maine history. Check their websites for more information.
* Indicates a charge for the lecture and/or admission