Join us on Saturday, June 8, from 10AM – 2PM, at the Pepperell Mills Complex in Biddeford to conduct the official business of MHS, and to explore a Maine city’s past, present, and future. Every other year, the MHS annual meeting is held off-site in a dynamic location. Biddeford is a community in motion, drawing on its history and helping define an economic path forward for Maine.
The annual meeting includes awards, the welcoming of new Trustees, and a tour of the sprawling Pepperell Complex, a 1 million square foot campus being redeveloped for mixed uses including residences, arts spaces, commercial facilities, a restaurant, and a planned museum of Biddeford’s textile history.
The annual meeting also features a talk by award-winning Maine author, historian, and journalist, Colin Woodard. Woodard is the author of The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, Ocean’s End: Travels Through Endangered Seas, and The Republic of Pirates, which is the basis of the forthcoming NBC series “Crossbones.” His fourth book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America was named one of the Best Books of 2011 by the editors of The New Republic and The Globalist and received the 2012 Maine Literary Award for non-fiction. He is currently State and National Affairs Writer at the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, where his investigative reporting won a 2012 George Polk Award.
MHS membership is required to attend the meeting. Cost is $25/members. For more information, visit our Programs & Events page to download the invitation flyer. Or to register immediately, please call 774-1822.