Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm (Online)
Dr. Carol Gardner will detail the lives of some of Maine’s earliest settlers: prisoners of war who were sent to Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts against their will in 1650-1651. As forced laborers and later as free men, these solders left their marks on early New England society. Evidence of their existence is with us still. Dr. Gardener’s recently published narrative history of the same title chronicles the life and times of Scottish foot soldier Thomas Doughty, who was captured at the Battle of Dunbar, shipped to Boston, sold to a Puritan industrialist in New Hampshire, and eventually established his own milling operation on the Saco River in Maine.
Lecture Series is sponsored by Kennebunk Savings. Lectures are free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.
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Old Berwick Historical Society archivist John Demos tells the story of two neighboring families who settled in 17th-century (old) Bewick. Walk the rustic Piscataqua River site on the modern Eliot and South Berwick line. Enjoy a spring-time stroll while learning about the Indigenous Peoples and settler interactions and conflicts of the time, in a land of seemingly inexhaustible resources. Presented through a partnership of Old Berwick Historical Society and Great Works Regional Land Trust. Limited to 10 people per hike and reservations are required. Masks required. We follow all Maine State Covid mandates. Call GWRLT at 207-646-3604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information, hike status, and weather updates.
To view the September 2020 Lecture about the South Berwick Fire of 1870
To view the October 2020 Lecture about the Gray Family
To view the January 2021 Lecture about Maine's Suffrage Movement
To view the February 2021 Lecture about Malaga Island
To view the March 2021 Lecture about Maine's Bicentennial