This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (July 10, 2018); no calls will be taken.
We know a great deal about famous people, great historical architecture and important past events, but we are also surrounded by common, everyday places that represent history. But these ordinary things are in danger of becoming forgotten. Learn about common clues to the past that are all around us, how to read them and what we find in our own backyards.
- Robert Sanford, professor of environmental science & policy at the University of Southern Maine. He’s a former Registered Professional Archaeologist and environmental regulator. He’s the author of four books, the most recent is Reading Rural Landscapes – A Field Guide to New England’s Past.
- Nathan Hamilton, professor of archaeology at the University of Southern Maine and the chief archaeologist for the Malaga Island excavations.
Facing the Past: Malaga Island explores the events of the early 1900s when the state government seized an island off the coast where generations of African-Americans had settled. Maine Village Mills takes us back to a water-powered world in the 1800s. White Gold details Maine's famed ice harvesting industry. Archival film showing Bar Harbor circa 1926. Maine's surprisingly long Chinese heritage.