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Love History with Intrigue, True Love, and Skullduggery?

Join Mike Bell on Tuesday, January 31, to learn about Maine hero Silas Soule!


A native of Maine and descended from a Mayflower arrival, Silas Soule would grow up to become a freedom fighter and soldier, and in the end, die a martyr's death in far-off Colorado. In the years leading to the Civil War, Soule befriended John Brown. But it was his actions related to the infamous Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 that shook the foundations of Colorado and led to his murder on the streets of Denver. To this day, Soule is honored by native peoples for his courage and integrity. If you love history with intrigue, true love, and skullduggery – this is a tale you won't soon forget.


The UMASC Winter Lecture Series is free and open to all, so feel free to invite friends and family members! But you must register in order to attend.

All lectures will be presented via Zoom.


When you select this series, you may attend as many lectures as you please.

Each week, prior to the lecture, you will receive an email with your Zoom invitation.

Lectures are offered on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, plus one additional lecture on Thursday, March 2, at 1:00 pm. Click here to see more information about each lecture and the presenters. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Silas Soule ~ Man of Honor & Courage with Mike Bell

Tuesday, Feb. 7 A Retrospective of Rahsaan Roland Kirk with Frank Johnson

Tuesday, Feb. 14 The Century of the Surgeon with Peter Rosenberg

Tuesday, Feb. 21 Wandering Around Maine with Elizabeth Reinsborough Tuesday, Feb. 28

Tuesday, Feb. 28 Journey to Newfoundland (part 1) with Cheryl & Louis Fontaine

Thursday, March 2 Journey to Newfoundland (part 2) with Cheryl & Louis Fontaine

Tuesday, March 7 Maine's Angel of Bataan with Walter MacDougall


How to register for classes:

  • Click on the following link to the Winter Lecture Series page.

  • Click on the blue "Add to Cart" button.

  • Next, click on the blue "View Cart" button.

  • Ignore the part about adding membership and go to the bottom of the page. Then, click on the blue "Proceed to Checkout" button.

  • Fill in the required information.

  • You will notice a box under "Additional Information." Write the name of your senior college here (if you are a senior college member).

  • Click on "Place Order."

  • You are registered! You will receive an email confirming your registration. Just ignore the page that comes up requesting payment.

For more information, call the UMASC office: 207-621-3551 or email: office@umasc.org. Emails often receive the quickest response because they are instantly distributed to the staff at home.


Photo: Public Domain; Source: Denver Public Library

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