Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The Life and Significant of Maine's Famous Poet

Feb 7, 2020

Credit Maine Historical Society

One of Maine’s best-known figures, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was not only a poet, writer and linguist, he was an international celebrity in the 1800s. Born in Portland, he became a dominant cultural force in the 19th century. His home remains a popular attraction in Portland. We will talk about his life, his work, and his impact on Maine—and beyond.

This show is part of Maine Calling's ongoing coverage of topics relating to Maine's Bicentennial.