SUSPENDED: Celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial – Part 2

The Scarborough Public Library, in line with recommendations from the Federal and Maine Centers for Disease Control to practice social distancing, has suspended scheduled programs and events until further notice. 

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The Scarborough Public Library and Scarborough Historical Society join to bring a series of programs to our community in celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial of Statehood. The following program is free to attend and is made possible through the financial partnership of the Scarborough Public Library, the Scarborough Historical Society, and the Maine Humanities Council.

Due to limited seating, please register by calling 883-4723, option 4 or emailing askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org.

Mapping Maine With the Osher Map Library

Photo of Dr. Matthew Edney, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Edney, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Edney, Ph.D.

Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Matthew Edney is the curator of the Osher Map Library’s Maine Bicentennial Exhibition, Mapping Maine: The Land and Its Peoples, 1677-1842. Using digital images of the exhibit and additional items from the OML collection, Dr. Edney will provide an overview of this special installation. Digital maps of Scarborough’s marshes – an important part of Scarborough’s early and present history – will also be included.

Dr. Edney has been a professor of geography at the University of Southern Maine since 2007 and is the Osher Professor in the History of Cartography with responsibility for courses in map history. He is also a “faculty scholar” in the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education. Since 2005 he has also directed the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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