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      State of Mind: Becoming Maine exhibition in Portland


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      January 2, 2021

      Saturday  10:00 AM (daily until January 30, 2021)

      489 Congress Street
      Portland, Maine 04101

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      State of Mind: Becoming Maine exhibition

      On March 13, 2020, Maine Historical Society (MHS) opens State of Mind: Becoming Maine, a major Bicentennial exhibition that will delve into how Maine became the 23rd state in the Union on March 15, 1820. Working with collaborators James Francis, Bob Greene, Deborah Cummings Khadroui, Lise Pelletier, Darren Ranco and Donald Soctomah, the exhibit will explore: What was Maine before 1820? How and why did it separate from Massachusetts? How did the Missouri Compromise put Maine at the center of the slavery debate? And how has Maine been shaped by thousands of years of history? State of Mind will present the perspectives of how Statehood affected four communities: the Wabanaki (first people of Maine) and the earliest settlers—Acadian-French, Black, and English-speaking peoples. The exhibition features items from MHS’s outstanding collection of documents, maps, and correspondence, alongside contemporary artwork.

      Best policy is to call ahead for times the exhibition is open each day.

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      This event repeats daily until January 30, 2021: May 25, May 26, May 27

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.