04. April 2020 - 9:00 till 18:00
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47th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium: Leadership: 200 Years of Maine Pioneers | Maine Maritime Museum | Saturday, 04. April 2020

Join us for the 47th Albert Reed and Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium examining Maine leadership on Saturday April 4, 2020. As part of the state’s bicentennial celebrations, this year’s Symposium will feature scholars from a wide range of disciplines to examine what leadership means in the context of maritime Maine. This interdisciplinary program will touch on abolitionists, the Civil War, the slave trade, 20th century medicine, steamships, the Navy, the War of 1812, and Maine’s lobster fishery.
Advance registration is required, tickets will not be available at the door. An optional boxed lunch can be ordered during registration; attendees are also free to go off-site to enjoy Bath’s restaurants for lunch. Boxed lunches must be ordered in advance.
8:30-9:00 AM
Check-in and Coffee Reception
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9:30 AM
John Brown Russwurm (1799-1851): An Antebellum Black Leader Forged in Maine
Carl Patrick Burrowes, Author, Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea
10:20-10:30 AM
10:30 AM
Turning the Tide at Gettysburg: How Maine Saved the Union
Jerry Desmond, Executive Director, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
11:10 AM
To Hang A Slaver: The Unique Case of Nathaniel Gordon
Ron Soodalter, Author, Hanging Captain Gordon
12:00-1:30 PM
1:30  PM
Unpacking the Black Bag in the Age of Miracles: Medicine and Modernization in the Rural Northeast, 1920s-1970s
Sasha Mullally, Associate Dean, University of New Brunswick
2:10-2:20 PM
2:20 PM
Steaming the Gulf: Maine Pioneers the Internationalization of the First High Technology John Laurence Busch, Author, Steam Coffin
3:00 PM
A Tale of Two Chiefs of Naval Operations
Winn Price, Local Historian
3:30 PM
Captain Isaac Hull, the Navy Yard and the War of 1812 Joseph Glukert, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Historian and Museum Director
4:00-4:10 PM
4:10-5:00  PM
Leading Maine’s Lobster Industry through Changing Time
Patrice McCarron, Executive Director, Maine Lobstermen’s Association
5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
5:00-6:30 PM