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Maine History Events

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

This event has been cancelled…

Thursday, April 22, 7 pm

Making Haste From Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History

Nick Bunker, Author and Journalist

Join us to celebrate the publication of this probing new history of the Mayflower. Using a wealth of previously untapped or neglected evidence-from archives in England, Ireland, and the United States, including the Maine Historical Society-British author Nick Bunker gives a vivid, strikingly original account of the Mayflower project.

From the rural kingdom of James I to industrial Holland and the beaver ponds of Maine, Bunker will share a rich narrative that combines religion, politics, money, science, and the sea. Nick Bunker, formerly an investment banker, has worked as an investigative reporter for the Liverpool Echo and as a writer for the Financial Times.

 

Event Information

When:Thursday, April 22, 7 pm
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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Museums of Old York presents:

Helen Churchill Candee and the Titanic

Did you know that York has a TITANIC connection? Museums of Old York will be offering a program on Helen Churchill Candee and the Titanic.  Helen Hungerford Churchill Candee of Washington D.C. and York Harbor was a first class passenger who survived the sinking and lived to the age of 90. She died at her summer home in York Harbor in 1949.  Mrs. Candee was a noted socialite, a divorcee, and an accomplished author.  There is a modern legend that James Cameron based the Leonardo Dicaprio / Kate Winslett love story from his movie “Titanic”, on Mrs. Candee’s experiences aboard the Titanic. Is this one of the more recent of the many legends and myths that have proliferated since the ship sank on April 15, 1912? Find out by attending this not-to-be missed event for all TITANIC enthusiasts. This event will be located at the Remick Barn, 3 Lindsay Rd. in York Village; admission is free for members, $5.00 for non members. Contact: rbowen@oldyork.org for more information.

20-22 After School Program: Vacation in Prehistoric Maine

Who lived in Maine before the arrival of Europeans? Where are their descendants today? Join us during spring break as we learn about the Native Americans who have lived in Maine for thousands of years.

Tuesday, April 20th: Try your hands at pottery and basket making, two traditional crafts of the Abenaki people. Venture into Steedman Woods to make a miniature Abenaki village complete with wigwams and birch bark canoes.

Wednesday, April 21st: Examine prehistoric artifacts including spear points and hammer heads. Listen to legends about Gluskabe, make a corn husk doll and plant corn, beans, and squash to take home. 

Thursday, April 22nd: Learn what happened to the Native Americans in Maine after the Europeans arrived. Try to separate Indian facts from fiction using images, videos, and stories. Cook a traditional Abanaki stew over the fire for lunch. Wednesday, April 20 – 22, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $65 ($60 members)

28 After School Program: Survivor! History Edition

Become an 18th century farmer trying to sell your crops at market. Choose between clues that lead you into different historic scenarios, send you in and out of historic buildings and encourage you to creatively problem solve as you attempt to make a living in Colonial York. Wednesday, April 28th from 3-5 pm $8 ($6 members) 

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I have included a few articles from the most recent newsletter from Heritage Preservation. Please check them out, and consider joining or donating to this fine organization. It sounds like they are performing great things in the world of heritage preservation!

 

Celebrate MayDay 2010!
Set aside May 1, 2010, to join your colleagues for MayDay, a national effort to prepare for disasters. Take one simple step to protect the art, artifacts, records, and historic sites you hold in trust, and you could win disaster preparedness supplies. See what others are doing this year to celebrate MayDay, or use one of our suggested activities. Learn more

Save America’s Treasures

Save America’s Treasures, the federal program that supports preservation of nationally significant collections, structures, and sites, has been proposed for elimination. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming is working with Heritage Preservation in a national effort is to save this program, and you can help too! Learn more.

Rescue Public Murals to Add Images to ARTstor Digital Library
Images of more than 350 murals from cities and towns across the United States have been submitted and will be available for research.. Learn more.

Sign up for the CAPabilities Newsletter
CAPabilities newsletter provides institutions with tips for small museums. To be added to receive the newsletter electronically twice a year, click here.

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History Teacher of the Year=$10,000


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:    Carolin Collins 774-1822 ext.212, ccollins@mainehistory.org

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR THE $10,000 PRESERVE AMERICA HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Portland, Maine (February 10, 2010) – The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual $10,000 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award, given to the best middle or high school history teacher in the United States. The Preserve America History Teacher of the Year is chosen from outstanding history teachers in each state, district, and U.S. territory. The award is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Preserve America, and HISTORY™ (the History Channel).

 

One winner will be chosen from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Schools, and U.S. Territories. State winners receive $1,000 and an archive of books and other resources for their school. Each winner is honored in a ceremony in his or her home state.

In 2010, the Gilder Lehrman Institute will honor a middle or high school teacher of grades seven through twelve.
K-6 teachers are honored every other year.

Teachers are selected based on several criteria, including: at least three years of classroom experience in teaching American history; a deep career commitment to teaching American history, which includes local and state history; evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom that address literacy and content beyond state standards; close attention to primary documents, artifacts, historic sites, and other primary materials of history, including oral history; and evidence of thoughtful assessment of student achievement.

To nominate a teacher and learn more about the award, visit www.gilderlehrman.org/htoy.html
or contact the Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year coordinator at htoy@gilderlehrman.org or 646-366-9666. You may also contact your state coordinator: contact Carolin Collins, Director of Education at Maine Historical Society, at 774-1822 ext. 212 or ccollins@mainehistory.org.

The nomination deadline is March 15.

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization improving and enriching American history education through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation. Gilder Lehrman creates and works closely with history-focused schools; organizes summer seminars and development programs for teachers; produces print and digital publications and traveling exhibitions; hosts lectures by eminent historians; administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state and U.S. territory; and offers national book prizes and fellowships for scholars to work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection as well as other renowned archives. Gilder Lehrman hosts www.gilderlehrman.org, serving as the gateway to American history online and featuring the quarterly online journal History Now, designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students.

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The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

19 West 44th Street, Suite 500

New York, NY 10036

http://www.gilderlehrman.org

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