Maine’s Mid-Century Moment | Calendar of Events


January 28, 2020, 5-7 pm

Community Read of of Louise Dickinson Rich’s We Took to the Woods
at the Maine State Library in Augusta

May 7, 2020, 7pm

A curated program of Maine mid-century films at
Northeast Historic Film Screening in Bucksport

May 28, 2020, 7 pm

Elizabeth Arden’s Maine Chance Lodge, hosted by the Belgrade Historical Society
at the 7Lakes Alliance, Belgrade.
Scholar-led discussion on this mid-century Maine destination for socialites and movie stars.

June 5, 2020, 7 pm

Signature Event – Monica Wood
at the Susan and Barry Farber Forum (formerly Jewett Auditorium), Jewett Hall, UMA Augusta Campus
Monica Wood will provide a key note for the UMA/USM Bicentennial Conference, “Maine’s Long 20th Century, An Exploration,” and also read from When We Were the Kennedys

June 19, 2020, 3-5 pm

Mid-Century Visual Culture: Issues and Institutions
at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville
Panel will address a broad spectrum of Maine visual culture in the mid-century era

June 23, 2020, 5 pm

Photographer Kosti Ruohamaa
at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport

Exhibit Opening, 5pm

Talk by biographer Deanna Bonner-Gantner, 6:30 pm

July 8, 2020, 10 am

Maine’s Rural Power Couple: The Coatsworth Bestons
at the Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta
Scholar-led discussion of the authors.

July 14, 2020, 5-7 pm

Author highlight: Elinor Graham, hosted by the Freeport Historical Society
at the Freeport Library
Panel discussion by scholars and family members of the author.

Reception 5 pm

Speakers 5:30-7 pm

August 4, 2020, 7 pm

Author Highlight: Katharine Butler Hathaway
at the Castine Historical Society
Panel discussion by scholars and family members of the author.
Interested parties may pre-register for a tour of Hathaway’s Castine house (space is limited).

September 8, 2020, noon

Mid-Century Maine Artists
at Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick
Panel discussion on Maine artists of the era, including Marsden Hartley and Andrew Wyeth.

September 12, 2020, 2 pm

Author hightlight: Louise Dickinson Rich
Scholar-led panel discussion at the Bethel Historical Society

September 18, 2020, 10am-noon

Indigenous Mid-Century Maine
at the UMA-Bangor Campus
Panel will explore significant Wabanaki people, cultures, and policies in the mid-century era.

October 17, 2020, 2 pm

Mid-Century Maine Children’s Literature
at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick
Roundtable discussion to focus on Robert McCloskey (One Morning in Maine), Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon), and E. B. White (Charlotte’s Web). Concurrent exhibit of McCloskey’s illustrations.

Nov. 6, 2020, 4-7 pm

Mid-Century Maine Women Writers

Reception at Maine Women Writers Collection,
Portland Campus Library, UNE 4-5 pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A
in Alumni Hall, UNE Portland campus, 5-7 pm\

Nov. 12, 2020, 7pm

Representing Race in Mid-Century Maine Film
Screening and scholar-led discussion of Lost Boundaries (1949)
at the Maine Historical Society in Portland