Statewide symposium to focus on Civil War legacies in Maine

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.

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