Portland – The Tate House Museum welcomes noted author and historian, Alan Taylor, to an evening lecture on the events leading up to Maine's statehood entitled Bicentennial Reflections: Maine& the Crisis of the Union in 1820.Dr. Taylor is the author of eight books and numerous scholarly articles on American history and is a two time Pulitzer Prize winner. Currently the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville he will be sharing his perspective on the politics which led to Maine being admitted to the Union as a free state in 1820.
Please join us at 5PM on May 29th to meet the author and enjoy light refreshments at the Stroudwater Village Church, 1729 Congress Street, Portland, across the street from the Tate House. The lecture will follow at 6PM. This event supports the Tate House Museum in its continuing mission to share history with the public.
Copies of some of Dr. Taylor's books will be available for purchase and signing before the lecture begins, supplied by Print: A Bookstore.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite, by linking to the event at www.tatehouse.orgor by calling the Tate House at 207-774-6177.
FMI: Contact Peg Puza.
Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland ME 04102