Join us the evening of August 4, at 5:30 pm for more insights to post American Revolution settlers and how their descendants continue to influence Maine today.
Many people in Maine have heard of Hannibal Hamlin, who was Lincoln’s first vice president, and whose statue is one of two representing Maine in the US Capitol. But the Hamlins also included his cousin, Cyrus Hamlin, who founded the first American college overseas, in Turkey, and several other interesting relatives. How this family — who came to Maine in the aftermath of the American Revolution — ended up traveling so widely and leaving so many different legacies will be the subject of an informal talk by a Hamlin descendant, Ted Widmer, a historian at the City University of New York, and the author of the award-winning book Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington (Simon and Schuster, 2020). For information call 207-354-8062