20190804 KM Liam Riordan Poster 2019

(Thomaston, ME, August 2, 2019) The General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston is delighted to welcome Liam Riordan, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of Maine. Professor Riordan will speak in the Oval Room of the Museum, 30 High Street, Thomaston, on Saturday evening, August 10, at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow.

Maine will celebrate its statehood bicentennial next year and Dr. Riordan has been deeply involved in preparations for this event. He has been researching and lecturing on Maine history and the road to statehood for Maine and has led and participated in a number of symposia on this topic. His talk at the Museum is titled, “Brainstorming the Bicentennial: Past and Present Perspectives on Maine at 200.

Professor Riordan received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty at the University of Maine since 1997. As a Fulbright Scholar, he attended the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 2012, where he researched transatlantic trade issues related to the American Revolution. He has published numerous scholarly articles about the Revolutionary period with a concentration on American Loyalism during the Revolution.

Tickets for this event are available for a suggested donation of $10 (general admission) and $8 (Museum members). Tickets and museum memberships will be available at the door. All proceeds support and benefit the Museum and its educational programs. For more information and to reserve a seat, please call the Museum office at 354-8062. The General Henry Knox Museum, “Montpelier” is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) museum in Thomaston, Maine, honoring the life, time, and legacy of Henry Knox; the heritage of ‘Montpelier’; and the veterans and families who have served, and continue to serve, our nation. We are “Very Revolutionary!”

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