$5 – $8

The Arrival of the Ulster-Scots in the Pejepscot Region

Actions and Detail Panel

$5 – $8

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Online event

Refund policy

Refund policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
The Arrival of the Ulster-Scots in the Pejepscot Region via Zoom

About this event

Please join Pejepscot History Center for:

The Arrival of the Ulster-Scots in the Pejepscot Region

Thursday, March 10, Noon, via Zoom

Presenters: John Mann, President Emeritas, Maine Ulster Scots Project; and Ian Saxine, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Bridgewater State University, and author of Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier

The Ulster-Scots, or Scots-Irish, began populating the southern Midcoast of the District of Maine in the early 18th century. Many families in the area today trace their lineage back to these families.

Who were these people and why did they leave their homeland to travel to the “New World?” Why did they settle were they did? What aspects of their culture did they bring with them that helped form the State of Maine?

Along with the English and the French, the Ulster-Scots were some of the earliest “immigrants” to arrive en masse on these shores, and are the ancestors of many residents today—and yet they were also, above all, colonists. Their collective impact on the Wabanaki, the People of the Dawnland, was profound, and has reverberated throughout history to the present day. What was the relationship like and how did it change over time? How did Wabanaki seek to hold onto their “Dawnland” amidst multiple parties vying for control of the abundant natural resources? This talk with John Mann and Ian Saxine will discuss these and other aspects of the Ulster-Scots' arrival in the Pejepscot Region.

Image in event graphic: Maine Historical Society, Maine Memory Network, MMN 11714; "Map of Brunswick, 1725"; Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick Pejepscot Proprietors papers

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Online event

Refund policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organizer Pejepscot History Center

Organizer of The Arrival of the Ulster-Scots in the Pejepscot Region

Pejepscot History Center is a non-profit, educational organization charged with preserving the collective heritage of Brunswick, Harpswell, and Topsham. The Society owns and operates the Joshua L. Chamberlain House Museum and the Skolfield-Whittier House, both of which are open to the public Memorial Day-Columbus Day. For further information please call the Center at 207.729.6606 or find us at www.pejepscothistorical.org.

Save This Event

Event Saved