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Maine Maritime Museum: 40th Annual Maritime History Symposium
April 28, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The 40th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime History Symposium will be held at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theme for this year’s presentations is “The History and Future of the Maritime Experience.”
Because of the broad topic, a wide spectrum of speakers will present at the symposium, ranging from academic historians and museum professionals to mariners and boat builders. Speakers have been asked to address how the past informs or shapes the present and the future within their topic area. After all, in the maritime world, tradition and change combine to define the present-day experience whether the speaker is a boat builder carrying on a long family tradition, an historian relating details about a port city or a seafaring profession, a Coast Guardsman discussing the change in lighthouse operations, or a professional mariner speaking about the educational uses of modern but traditional sail training vessels.
Tickets can be purchased online or by telephone at (207) 443-1316, ext. 0.
Registration fees for the symposium are $60 for Museum members, $70 for nonmembers and $35 for students. The fee includes all lectures, continental breakfast, lunch, dessert, coffee and a fish house punch social at the end of the day.
Please visit the Maine Maritime Museum website for information or to register.