Winter Lecture Series 2016

Three Saturday afternoon lectures will explore aspects of 17th and 18th century New England history that helped to create the Portland of today. We will host the following engaging speakers on Saturdays at the Wishcamper Center at the University Southern Maine (Bedford Street on the USM Portland Campus, with parking in the USM Bedford Street garage.) All are open to the public and free (donations are gratefully accepted.)

Black Jacks—African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

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Here Lyes the Body—Burial and Customs of the Pilgrims

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The Salem Witch Trials and their Connections to Casco Bay and the Maine Frontier

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Winter Lecture Series 2015

Winter Lecture Series 2014