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Maine at 201 — A Visual History

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


BAR HARBOR — Join Libby Bischof, a virtual historian, to learn more about Maine’s history through photos, postcards, maps and more during a virtual talk on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. with the Jesup Memorial Library on Zoom. As we continue to mark Maine’s statehood bicentennial (+1), 2021 provides us 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.

During this talk, Bischof will highlight significant events in Maine’s history utilizing objects, drawings, maps, photographs and postcards to visual the past—highlighting a history of this land that stretches back over 13,000 years, long before Europeans arrived on Maine’s shores. Bischof will also highlight some of Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island’s history as well.

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 fourteen 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 lives in Gorham with her husband and children.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register visit jesuplibrary.org/events/history and fill out the form or email kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.


April 8
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mt. Desert St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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