‘Why were we part of Massachusetts in the first place?’

Maine Statehood in 1820: Carolyn Hardmon to answer the big questions

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ROCKLAND — You’ve been hearing a lot about the bicentennial of Maine statehood which happens on March 15, 2020, according to The Lady Knox Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in a news release.

“Why were we part of Massachusetts in the first place?” “How is the Civil War in England and the beheading of Charles I connected to the Massachusetts Bay colony’s conquest of Maine?” “What were the benefits and problems associated with Maine being part of Massachusetts?”

And the big question: “Why did it take so many votes to finally approve of separation?” 

Join The Lady Knox Chapter NSDAR on Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m., at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, One Park Drive, Rockland, as Carolyn Hardmon, of Nobleboro, teacher of Maine history and government, presents an illustrated program answering these and many more questions concerning Maine statehood and the controversies surrounding it. 

All are welcome.

For information about Lady Knox Chapter, NSDAR visit their website, www.mainedar.org/ladyknox/, or contact: Joanne Richards, Regent at joanneleerichards@gmail.com 207-354-5197.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With nearly 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. 

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Event Date: 

Sat, 03/21/2020 - 10:00am

Event Location: 

Maine Lighthouse Museum


1 Park Drive
Rockland  Maine
United States