Michael Dekker to speak on Scots-Irish of Midcoast Maine
The second presentation of the Lincoln County Historical Association’s 2019 Winter Lecture Series will commence at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in the Communications (“911”) Building behind the Lincoln County Court House in Wiscasset.
Author, teacher, historian and reenactor Michael Dekker will discuss Scots-Irish involvement in our region during the French and Indian War of 1754-1763. During the conflict, Scots-Irish residents of the Midcoast prosecuted a war against their native neighbors while simultaneously defying the government of Massachusetts and its representatives living in their midst.
An avid student of early American history and material culture, Dekker presents educational programs for historical societies, museums, historic sites, schools and the public. He is author of the book “The French and Indian Wars in Maine,” and is a former trustee on the Lincoln County Historical Association and a member of the Boothbay Region Historical Society.
The Lincoln County Historical Association is a non-profit organization providing stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset. For more information, please visit our website at www.lincolncountyhistory.org or on Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association Maine.
The public is encouraged to attend the Winter Series Lectures and enjoy their warm conviviality. Coffee and pastries will be served. Suggested donation is $5.