"Maine at 200" - A Visual History

Thursday, January 28th at 7pm • Live via Zoom

As we mark Maine's statehood bicentennial in 2020 we are provided with an opportunity to reflect upon Maine's well-known history, as well as aspects of Maine's past that have been glossed over or ignored.

In this richly illustrated talk, visual Historian Libby Bischof will highlight significant events in Maine's history through objects, drawings, maps, photographs, and postcards--highlighting a history of this land that stretches back over 12,000 years, long before the British and French arrived.

Libby Bischof is Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, and Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine, where she has taught for thirteen years. She is the author, most recently, of Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015.

A public historian, she frequently travels around the state of Maine working with educators and local museums, libraries and historical societies on various aspects of Maine's history. She resides in Gorham with her husband and children.

This presentation will be held live via Zoom. Please contact the library at 207-655-4283 or by email at rvldirector@gmail.com for more information on how to access free Zoom software and to register for this presentation.

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