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A Talk By NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede

  • Maine Historical Society 489 Congress Street Portland, ME, 04101 (map)

The centennial of women’s suffrage, Maine’s bicentennial, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence - - what exactly are we doing when we mark these anniversaries? The Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jon Parrish Peede, will discuss the role and purpose of historical commemoration in the 21st century.

Presented in partnership by the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative, and the Maine Historical Society.