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Maine has been Wabanaki homeland for many thousands of years, a colony for 170 years, and a state for 200 years. Join journalist and author Colin Woodard and Schoodic Institute for a presentation and discussion on the forces that shaped Maine’s past, present, and future.

On Tuesday, September 8 at 7 p.m., Woodard will share the backstory of Maine, a harrowing and little understood saga of war and betrayal, of clashing empires and ethnic cleansing, of civil war and colonial occupation by Massachusetts of what had been a separate province. These events shaped Mainers as a people and explain some of the culture’s most impressive virtues and most frustrating faults, as well as the still fraught relationship between this land’s real natives and the rest of us whose families came “from away” at some point in the past four hundred years.

This presentation, via Zoom, will be hosted by Schoodic Institute Science Communication Specialist Catherine Schmitt, who will moderate a discussion with audience questions after the presentation. To register, visit