Upcoming Maine History Events

Maine Historical Society invites you to a free noontime book event…

Tuesday, March 16, 12 pm
Mountains of Maine
Steve Pinkham, Outdoorsman and Author

Join us for a talk and slideshow based on Pinkham’s entertaining new book. Pinkham has researched the history, place names, and stories behind many of Maine’s mountains.

As he hiked all over the state, Pinkham became fascinated with the unique names of mountains and features and wanted to learn their real stories. He talked with local historians and combed the libraries of the Maine Historical Society, Maine State Archives, the University of Maine, Brown, Dartmouth, Yale, Harvard, and the Library of Congress.

In the process, he found intriguing stories and local legends about Maine mountains and features, including some of the historical events and colorful mountain folk that led to their naming. Steve Pinkham is an avid hiker who has climbed more than 170 Maine mountains and hills and has also completed the New England 100 highest.

Funding for this program was provided in part by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, H.M. Payson & Co.,and DownEast.

Event Information

When: Tuesday, March 16, 12 Noon
Where: Maine Historical Society

           489 Congress Street 
           Portland, ME   04101

For more information call 207-774-1822 email info@mainehistory.org

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