Lecture: "Resistance and Reprisal: The Scots-Irish of Midcoast Maine During the French and Indian War"

31 Jan 2019 2:54 PM | Anonymous

Lincoln County Historical Association

Contact: Bill Danielson

207-607-2301 or psdm061364@gmail.com

For immediate release

Michael Dekker to Speak on “Resistance and Reprisal: The Scots-Irish of Midcoast Maine During the French and Indian War”

Wiscasset, Maine, January 31, 2019. 

The second presentation of the Lincoln County Historical Association’s 2019 Winter Lecture Series will commence at 1:00 pm on Sunday, February 10th, in the Communications (“911”) Building behind the Lincoln County Court House in Wiscasset. Author, teacher, historian and reenactor Michael Dekker will discuss Scots-Irish involvement in our region during the French and Indian War of 1754-1763. During the conflict, Scots-Irish residents of the mid-coast prosecuted a war against their native neighbors while simultaneously defying the government of Massachusetts and its representatives living in their midst.

An avid student of early American history and material culture, Michael Dekker presents educational programs for historical societies, museums, historic sites, schools and the public. Mike is author of the book “The French and Indian Wars in Maine”, and is a former trustee on the Lincoln County Historical Association and a member of the Boothbay Region Historical Society.

The Lincoln County Historical Association is a non-profit organization providing stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset.  For more information, please visit our website at  www.lincolncountyhistory.org or on Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association Maine.

The public is encouraged to attend the Winter Series Lectures and enjoy their warm conviviality.

Coffee and pastries will be served. Suggested donation is $5.00.


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