Here's something fun to do while the weather is still iffy! It's the last episode in Spirits Alive at the Eastern Cemetery's winter lecture series - Saturday March 27th!!
The Silent Bicentennial with Herb Adams
Saturday, March 27 1:30pm to 2:30pm
COVID-19 burst Maine’s Bicentennial (2020) like it was a battered balloon, but the boisterous years to Statehood (1820) and The Maine Centennial (1920) were anything but a bust. The story will be told in 2 parts: “To Make the Angels Weep! Maine’s Struggle for Statehood, 1820,” the true backstory of Kings and slavery, bad math and bad politics, defiance, and backroom deals that made Maine the 23rd State, and “The Big Parade—Centennial, 1920!”
Maine’s biggest birthday bash ever included biplanes, submarines, silent movies, native encampments, cavalry charges, booming parades, and the governor in a canoe in Deering Oaks in Portland.
Register for the Silent Bicentennial lecture here:
When: Saturday March 27th - Starts 1:30pm and lasts about an hour or so
Located on Zoom—A different link is available for each event each month.
Register in advance as the event is limited to 100 attendees.
Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Spirits Alive does this lecture series every winter, you can find more information about it on their website here: https://www.spiritsalive.org/lectures/