As part of the major collaborative project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Humanities Council will host a Civil War Symposium focusing on Maine after the war. The half-day event will be held at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.
Topics will include population decline; out-migration and its economic impact; cultural aspects of the post-Civil War era; and why the Civil War still affects us 150 years later. Speakers include: Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Paul R. LePage Tom Desjardin; Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University Chandra Manning; Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Program Director David Greenham,; and musician, writer and teacher Josephine Cameron,.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Advance registration is required and contact hours will be available.