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A Talk by NEH Chairman Jon Peede

October 2, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Maine Historical Society

The Role & Purpose of Historical Commemoration in the 21st Century

There’s something irresistible about an anniversary. Maine’s bicentennial, the centennial of women’s suffrage, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence: All invite public commemoration. But what are we doing when we mark these anniversaries? Celebrating our past? Interrogating it? Something else entirely? Join the discussion by coming to a free presentation by National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede on the role and purpose of historical commemoration in the 21st century.

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