On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Maine Humanities Council, in partnership with the Maine Historical Society, will offer a one-day symposium examining the Civil War. Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War features a full day of national and Maine-based speakers on the beginnings of the Civil War; its causes, constituencies, politics, and personalities; cultural aspects of the Civil War era; and why the War still matters to us 150 years later. This symposium is the only broad-based statewide event of its kind this year.
Featured speakers will include Manisha Sinha, Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, on Emancipation during the Civil War; and Patrick Rael, Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College, on Maine in the Civil War.
Participants will also enjoy a special musical presentation from the 3rd Maine Infantry Fife and Drum Corps.
The program will take place at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on April 27th. Advance registration is required: $35 for the general public and $20 for students, which includes all sessions, materials, and lunch. Some scholarships are available.
For more information and to register please visit the Maine Humanities Council website.