Symposium Explores History of Navy in Maine, April 30
May 3, 2011
Few states have been impacted more than Maine by the level of Navy activity over the course of our nation’s 235-year history. Some of the state’s attributes that helped create that bond include Maine’s geography, its abundant natural resources, its geographic location, its shipbuilding expertise and its hardworking sea-going populace.
The symposium will explore that relationship beginning with what many consider the coming of age of the U.S. Navy, the War of 1812, up to and including the 40-year, mostly technological and psychological, conflict with the Soviet Union, now known as the Cold War. Many of the discussions will cover topics within the timeframe of 1941 to 1991, a fifty-year period in which the histories of Maine and the U.S. Navy were most strongly aligned.
Many of presentations will include personal accounts by individuals who were directly involved in the subject matter they will speak about. This living history format promises to provide a detail-rich, more emotional, glimpse into the subject matter.
The symposium registration fee is $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers and $35 for students, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, closing reception, dessert and coffee.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the presentations beginning at 9 a.m. The closing reception begins at 5:30 p.m.