WARREN — Warren Historical Society's June program will be Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m., at the Dr. Campbell House and Museum, in Warren Village. Carolyn Hardman will present "Maine Statehood in 1820."
Refreshments will be served after this free program.
Maine statehood was hard-won and controversial, from the first effort by leaders in Falmouth (Portland) to separate from Massachusetts in 1785, until independence was achieved through the leadership of Bath merchant William King in 1820. Against the backdrop of conflicts between wealthy Massachusetts proprietors and frontier farmers, tensions between the nation's first two political parties, and the national struggle over slavery, it's the story of skillful Maine leaders and how they won the hearts of the people by making it a campaign for a more democratic political and economic life in Maine.
In an illustrated talk, Carolyn Hardman, who taught Maine history and government, will explore the personalities and events that created the state of Maine 200 years ago, plus reverberations of statehood issues into the present day.
For more information: 273-3145.